ITV star Olly Murs ‘gutted’ as he reveals real reason his hit primetime show was axed | The Sun
8th September 2023

GUTTED Olly Murs has revealed why ITV's Starstruck has been axed.

The Olly-fronted Saturday night entertainment show saw wannabe performers dress as their favourite artists in a modern day twist on Stars In Their Eyes.

Amateur singers belted out classic tracks in front of a star-studded panel featuring Beverley Knight, Shania Twain, Adam Lambert and Jason Manford.

Speaking to The Sun at the National Television Awards, Olly explained: "Presenting is something I have always loved doing. Starstruck was amazing but that isn’t coming back.

"I am gutted it is such a great show. In this game, things change so quickly. The ratings did really well but in terms of money and stuff like that, it just didn’t work."

The winners of each of its two series walked away with a whopping £50,000 prize as a result of their pitch perfect singing efforts.


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Olly went on to admit he'd relish the return of another ITV entertainment show that has bitten the dust.

Sharing his thoughts on the possible return of The X Factor, he said: "I love any show that gives people a crack at this industry. If it wasn’t for that show I wouldn’t be here

"Me and Simon are great, it’s been a long time. Whether it’s The X Factor or The Voice, there are so many voices that need to be heard. Working on the voice for me has always been an honour."

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