Olly Murs

Olly Murs to host new entertainment series Starstruck

Olly Murs (credit: ITV)

Murs will be joined by a celebrity panel including singer and actress Sheridan Smith (Gavin and Stacey), Queen frontman Adam Lambert, comedian Jason Manford and the musical star and soul icon Beverley Knight.

The new format will see talented members of the public step up, perform and transform into their favourite singing artists, such as Amy Winehouse, Ariane Grande, Lady Gaga, Marvin Gaye and Michael Buble.

New coach to join The Voice UK for new series

Replacing Meghan Trainor, global singer-songwriter Anne-Marie will take her place alongside returning coaches Sir Tom Jones, will.i.am and Olly Murs.

Anne-Marie became the highest-selling debut artist of 2018 with her debut album Speak Your Mind. The BRIT Award nominee is currently working on her follow-up.

Anne-Marie said: “I am SO excited to join Sir Tom, will.i.am and Olly as the new coach on The Voice UK. I can’t wait to work with incredible undiscovered talent! Wahoooooo!”

Soccer Aid for Unicef unveils first 2020 line-up

To help stop the spread of coronavirus and limit the impact on children’s lives, a mixture of celebrities and former professionals will ‘Play for Generation Covid’, raising money through donations that will be matched and thus tripled by the UK Government and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

Here are the confirmed starters.

Dermot O'Leary returns to The X Factor

X Factor, ITV, Dermot

The new series will be O’Leary’s ninth, as he took a break from hosting the show last year, while Olly Murs and Caroline Flack took the helm of the popular the programme.

He said “There’s nothing more exciting than hosting live TV on a Saturday night. The show is naturally very close to my heart. I’m really looking forward to it and excited to be back.”

This week's top TV: 24 - 30 August

Goodness Gracious Me India Special 2015

Monday

Muslim Drag Queens

Channel 4

10pm


Asif Quraishi (Credit: C4/Phil Fisk)

Filmmaker Marcus Plowright meets members of the clandestine gay Asian (‘Gaysian’) community, who often struggle to publically reconcile their sexuality with their culture and religion.