Jonathan Ansell faces Superstar axe over joib

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 July 2012
Superstar judge Jason Donovan

Superstar judge Jason Donovan

Former G4 star Jonathan Ansell's future on 'Superstar' is in doubt after it emerged he has another job lined up that conflicts with the show

Former G4 star Jonathan Ansell could be dropped from 'Superstar' because he has another job.

The 30-year-old singer - whose pop-opera group came second on 'The X Factor' in 2004 - was seen impressing judges Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, Melanie C, Jason Donovan and David Grindrod with his rendition of Queen's 'Somebody To Love' on last night's (07.07.12) show but his future in the contest hangs in the balance after it emerged he is booked for a production of 'A Tale of Two Cities' which would clash with the later stages of the programme.

Jason asked him: "We've heard you have a job, can you tell us about it."

Jonathan explained: "I've been delighted to be offered a job in 'A Tale of Two Cities'. But I've actually missed a day of rehearsal to be here."

The panel were unimpressed and pointed out he would have to drop out of the production if he were to get through to the final stages of 'Superstar', which is searching to find someone to play the title role in a touring production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar'.

Jason said: "You can't do that to people who've bought tickets with your name on them."

However, Jonathan insisted: "But they would understand. If they could see me, on stage at the O2, singing 'Gethsemene', they would understand why I did that."

He was told the panel would seek advice on the situation and he wouldn't be given a verdict straight away.

Meanwhile, David Hunter - a former member of band Reemer who have opened for McFly and Scouting for Girls - left the judges speechless following his performance of 'Awaiting You' by Myths and Hymns'.

After he was unanimously put through to the next round and left the room, Jason said: "I'm lost for words."

'Superstar' continues on ITV1 tonight (08.07.12).

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