Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber is reportedly interested in hiring U2's Bono to sit on his panel for his new ITV talent show to find the next lead in musical, Jesus Christ Superstar.
It is thought that the Theatre supremo is prepared to offer the Irish musician a hefty amount of money to sit on the panel alongside him. Of the offer, Onthebox.com reports a source saying:
"It’s definitely a long shot, there’s no doubt about that.
“But Andrew is keen to get Bono on board and if anyone could pull off something like this, then it is him.”
If Bono does accept the offer, he will be joined by Nicole Scherzinger who has also been reportedly offered a job after getting the axe from the X Factor USA earlier this year.
With all the talk of celebrity judges, one person who won't be joining the panel will be Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's former writing partner, Tim Rice who slammed Lord Webber's decision to launch the show.
In an interview with The Sun earlier this year, Tim said: "I’ve had several meetings with Andrew and said that I don’t want this done but now it appears it’s been signed and sealed.
“Andrew wants to rehash things all the time but I don’t think Superstar needs that tasteless reality television treatment. Those shows are relentlessly downmarket which is fine if the show is a lightweight bit of fluff. I am fully behind an arena show but I just don’t think you need another television series to do that.”
He added: “It sounds tacky and I really don’t think Andrew should do it.”
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