Andrew Lloyd Webber over the BBC
Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber won't do any more shows with the BBC once 'Over The Rainbow' finishes tomorrow (22.05.10)
Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber won't do any more shows with the BBC.
The musical maestro is currently searching for a girl to take on the role of Dorothy in his new stage version of 'The Wizard of Oz' via the BBC programme 'Over The Rainbow' - but this will be his last collaboration with the network.
A source said: "Andrew's three-year deal ends next year and nothing else is planned."
Andrew has already done three talent searching shows with the BBC - 'How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?', 'Any Dream Will Do' and 'I'd Do Anything' - and host Graham Norton admits it would be hard to do another one without him.
He said: "It's so hard setting these shows up because you need Andrew. I'd love to do another but I'm not holding my breath."
It is thought Andrew, 62, is keen to move to ITV.
The final of 'Over The Rainbow' takes place tomorrow (22.05.10) with three girls - Sophie Evans, Danielle Hope and Lauren Samuels - all battling it out for the role of Dorothy.
Danielle, 18, is the bookies' favourite to win.