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Andrew Lloyd-Webber quits BBC for ITV

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber has quit the BBC to film a new show for ITV. The musicals supremo will head up the judging panel in a search to find an actor to play Judas in a touring production of rock opera 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and has joined the rival network as his former bosses were uncomfortable with casting roles in the biblical stage show.

A source said: "He has been wanting to get this off the ground for some time but the BBC just didn't want it. "They had issues about auditioning for Jesus. They feared Christians would get hot under the collar. The Beeb also kept getting flak for effectively promoting Andrew's commercial interests.


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