Ben Forster wins Lloyd Webber's Superstar
- Bang Showbiz
- 25 July 2012
Ben Forster has won 'Superstar' and will take on the lead role in Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Jesus Christ Superstar'
Ben Forster has won 'Superstar'.
The 31-year-old performer beat off competition from Rory Taylor and Roger Wright in the final of the ITV 1 talent show, and his prize is being cast to play Jesus in Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Jesus Christ Superstar'.
He will now take on the main role in the new production of the show which will open at London's The O2 on September 21.
Ben will be joined by the show's judge Mel C and Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles in the show.
Meanwhile, he can also expect a kiss from panellist Dawn French after she previously revealed she wanted to snog the winner.
She said: "I'm a woman of a certain age but I'm enjoying the boys. They are great eye candy.
"It's not even that they're buff and fit, they're just talented. And that for me is even more attractive."
Dawn also admitted she has to stop herself flirting with the hunky contestants.
She said: "I snog a lot of people and I'm an outrageous flirter. But that's not what I'm there for so I couldn't really tell you what I'm thinking."