Dawn French wants hunky Jesus

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 July 2012
Dawn French

Dawn French

Dawn French wants a muscular hunk to take on the lead role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

Dawn French wants a muscular hunk to play Jesus in Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Jesus Christ Superstar'.

The comedienne has joined Jason Donovan and Lord Lloyd Webber on the judging panel of new ITV1 show 'Superstar' to search for an actor to play the lead role in the rock opera and Dawn insists he has to have the right look.

When asked what her ideal candidate should have, Dawn told Digital Spy: "A splendid voice and a 26-pack - if there is such a thing! If there was, Jesus would have it.

"I will be looking out for someone who can blow your socks off each night. Plenty of people are very good on stage but few are remarkable.

"I am hoping we will find someone like that."

The winner will join Melanie Chisholm and Chris Moyles on a huge tour of the UK.

Dawn has previously revealed she will have to watch her swearing on 'Superstar' as she is worried her famously potty mouth will get her in trouble during the live shows.

She said: "I'm a notoriously rampant swearer and enjoy expletives enormously.

"I'm trying to use up all my foul language now so that I am severely depleted when it comes to the live telly."

'Superstar' premieres this Saturday (07.06.12) on ITV1.

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Much-loved comedian (and writer and actor) out on a solo tour with a show about the lessons life has taught her. Best known as half of French & Saunders, French also played the titular Vicar of Dibley, hosted Dawn French's Girls Who Do Comedy, has popped up on stage and on the silver screen, plus was the face of…

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