Robert Peston to take part in ITV’s All Star Musicals special

Jessica Hynes and Robert Rinder will also be taking part

Isobel Lewis
Monday 08 March 2021 08:58
<p>ITV’s political editor confessed that he ‘loves singing’</p>

ITV’s political editor confessed that he ‘loves singing’

ITV News political editor Robert Peston is among the stars taking part in a forthcoming All Star Musicals special.

The broadcaster and journalist will be donning his dancing shoes for the ITV musical extravaganza, in which a group of six celebrities take part in a musical theatre masterclass led by Elaine Paige.

They will then stage an all-singing, all-dancing performance featuring a West End chorus line.

“I love singing though I haven’t sung in front of an audience since university,” Peston said. “And I have always adored old Broadway and Hollywood musicals, a passion I inherited from my late dad.

“So in the middle of lockdown, when asked by ITV whether I fancied indulging a fantasy and learning how to sing and perform one of my favourite show numbers, I thought, ‘Yes!’ I will make a fool of myself, but I could not care less.”

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The other celebrity contestants are W1A star Jessica Hynes, Bradley Walsh’s actor son Barney, Judge Rinder’s Robert Rinder, Good Morning Britain’s Dr Ranj Singh and EastEnders star Luisa Bradshaw-White.

John Barrowman is hosting the one-off special, having last presented the series in 2019.

Samantha Barks and Trevor Dion Nicholas are also on the panel, with the special due to film and air later this month.

All Star Musicals airs on ITV later this year.

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