Shania Twain replaces Sheridan Smith on ITV's Starstruck

The Queen of Country Pop will take her place on the panel for the show's second series.


Canadian singer-songwriter Shania Twain replaces Sheridan Smith on the upcoming series of Starstruck, who had to withdraw due to scheduling conflicts with a new acting project. Shania will sit on the panel alongside Adam Lambert, Beverley Knight and Jason Manford who all return.


Once again, Olly Murs will host the Saturday night entertainment format, which sees members of the public transformed into music icons.


Contestants undergo the ultimate ‘superstar experience’, shedding their normal personas to become global icons, all courtesy of an elite team of glam and stylists overseeing an extraordinary on screen transformation.


International superstar Shania Twain is a five-time GRAMMY winner and one of music’s most renowned trailblazers. With five albums released and more than 100 million albums sold worldwide, Twain remains the top-selling female country pop artist of all time.


Launching on ITV to a consolidated audience of 4.7m in February, Starstruck was one of the biggest new entertainment commissions of the year. And series one featured performers impersonating stars including Harry Styles, Barbra Streisand, Elton John and Cher.


Creative Director for Remarkable Entertainment who produce the series, Cat Lawson, said "We are over the moon to welcome music legend Shania Twain to our fantastic Starstruck panel. She is an absolute trailblazer who has collaborated with everyone from Elton John to Harry Styles. Shania will bring so much fun to our Saturday nights we simply cannot wait."


Starstruck returns in 2023 on ITV