Lee Mead wanted Superstar judging role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 July 2012
Lee Mead

Lee Mead

West End star Lee Mead wanted a judging role on Andrew Lloyd Webber's BBC talent show 'Superstar', but producers turned him down

Lee Mead wanted a judging role on 'Superstar'.

The West End star - who shot to fame after winning BBC talent show 'Any Dream Will Do' in 2007 - has revealed he asked for a judging role on Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's new search for a musical star, but producers shot him down.

He told new! magazine: "I put myself forward but they weren't too keen. I just thought it would have been quite nice as I've been through the process myself."

The 30-year-old performer also admitted he has lost touch with Andrew, despite the musicals pro orchestrating his rise to fame.

Lee admitted: "No, not really. I'd be lying if I said we had a roast dinner together every Sunday."

The star is moving to Los Angeles for three months in August to pursue a career in TV, but is worried about sacrificing precious time with his two-year-old daughter Betsy and his wife Denise Van Outen.

He joked: "Thank God for Skype! I'll also fly back a couple of times and I'll be back for Christmas. Then I go back out again for pilot season at the start of next year."

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