EXCLUSIVE: Jason Manford sings praises of recent Starstuck decide Shania Twain after she changed Sheridan Smith on the ITV panel
Jason Manford has sung the praises of his new Starstruck co-star Shania Twain – after she changed Sheridan Smith on the ITV panel.
The comic, 41, advised MailOnline country-pop sensation Shania does not maintain again on sharing showbiz anecdotes and name-drops the likes of Sam Smith, Lionel Richie, and Taylor Swift through the Saturday evening present’s second sequence.
In an unique chat, Jason revealed he even bought to carry out with the That Do not Impress Me A lot singer, in addition to alongside host Olly Murs, and fellow judges Adam Lambert and Beverly Knight.
Jason Manford has sung the praises of his new Starstruck co-star Shania Twain – after she changed Sheridan Smith on the ITV panel
Talking on the Soccer For Change Fundraising Gala, which was held in partnership with MailOnline, on Thursday, Jason stated: ‘We simply completed episode seven of eight, so we’ve the ultimate one subsequent week.
‘I have been sat proper subsequent to Shania Twain, which was simply unimaginable. She’s a legend. She brings information and a way of enjoyable, but it surely should really feel like an evening off for her in a means due to the stress she’s beneath when she performs.
‘She’s there for amusing – she’s being paid however she’s there as a result of it is enjoyable. She is aware of everyone.
‘She’s speaking about Lionel Richie and Sam Smith and Taylor Swift like I’d take about Dave or Steve on the health club. She’s not crowbarring something in –that is simply her world.’
Bafta-winning Sheridan, who lately starred in film sequel, The Railway Youngsters Return, and TV dramas No Return, 4 Lives and The Trainer, stop Starstruck after one sequence as a result of ‘scheduling conflicts with a brand new performing venture.’
Father-of-six Jason teased a star-studded opening to the upcoming sequence and even a solo efficiency from Shania of her model new single Waking Up Dreaming.
He added: ‘There are just a few performances. We do a gap quantity, me and the judges and Olly Murs.
‘All of us sing collectively so I bought to do a music with Shania Twain, Adam Lambert and Beverly Knight – we must always launch one thing.
‘On this sequence there are solo performances from the fellows which have albums popping out, so we bought to listen to Shania’s new single and every thing like that, which was superb.’
Jason, who wowed as Hedgehog on The Masked Singer, insisted that Starstruck, ITV’s reboot of Stars In Their Eyes, is not like different expertise reveals as a result of the longer term careers of the contestants aren’t depending on whether or not they succeed within the competitors.
He stated: ‘It isn’t like different expertise reveals the place somebody’s entire life is resting on whether or not it goes nicely. If something, being on the present is the prize.
‘The expertise has stepped up as a result of much more folks have seen it. Now we have Beyoncé’s, Meat Loaf, and Shania’s!’
Jason loved a ‘uncommon evening off’ on Thursday to help former Liverpool and England defender Jamie Carragher’s Soccer For Change Gala.
He was joined by the likes of Coleen Rooney, Coronation Road stars Tina O’Brien and Samia Longchambon, and former Love Islander Scott Thomas, who all attended the star-studded evening to boost cash for the charity.
Celeb visitors had been handled to intimate performances from Spice Ladies star Mel C and former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher, who delighted the group with renditions of Wonderwall and Do not Look Again in Anger.