ITV to resurrect Stars In Their Eyes?
A tabloid report claims that ITV is seeking to revive its Saturday evening entertainment series Stars In Their Eyes.
The talent show – in which contestants perform hit songs of musicians dressed as them – was a huge hit for ITV the first time around and aired from 1990 to 2006 with millions of viewers tuning in each week. Stars In their Eyes was originally presented by Leslie Crowther until 1992 when Matthew Kelly took over and he remained with the series until 2004 when Cat Deeley took over until the series ended in 2006. Davina McCall presented several specials of the show as well during its original run.
“Instead of the star coming out and saying, ‘I’m going to be…’ they perform a song, and the audience has to work out who they are. They’re tweaking the old show and calling it Guess the Star.” – A “source” quoted in The Mirror
The Mirror reports that a pilot was filmed in Manchester earlier this month but the paper offered no further details on when Stars in Their Eyes might return or who would present it. Knowing ITV though it’ll probably be Ant & Dec or Vernon Kay.
As well as the ‘normal’ version of Stars In Their Eyes there were also numerous variations on the series. Obviously there were Celebrity Specials as well as more specialised Popstar Specials, Footballer Specials, Coronation Street special and a more general soap star special. There was also a junior version of the series as well which ran for four seasons between 2002 and 2006.