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Joseph judges Jesus

Eighties heartthrob Jason Donovan has been signed up as a judge for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s TV search for the lead in Jesus Christ Superstar.

Jason — famed for his West End stint in Joseph And The Technicolor Dreamcoat — will be joined on the panel of ITV1’s Superstar by Lord Lloyd-Webber and, as TV Biz revealed, Dawn French.

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Jason Donovan: My drugs hell

Jason Donovan has confessed that the temptation to do drugs is still there, 12 years after he kicked the habit. The Australian star said cocaine had made him feel like the “master of the ball” when he took it.

On Piers Morgan’s Life Stories show tonight (ITV1, 9pm) Jason talks about the night he collapsed at Kate Moss’s birthday party in LA after taking too much of the drug.

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Jason says Barlow secretly wants to do Strictly

Former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Jason Donovan has claimed that X Factor judge Gary Barlow would secretly love to take part in the dance competition.

Donovan, who finished third in the reality programme, claimed his pal is a wannabe dancer. He told the Evening Standard: "Gary loves his sequins and spray tans. I think secretly he fancies himself as a dancer on Strictly."

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Jason and Mel C join Lloyd Webber show

Jason Donovan and Spice Girl Mel C are set to help Andrew Lloyd Webber in his latest TV talent search, in which he will hunt for a lead for his new production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

The pair will assist the impresario with the 'callbacks' section of the show - during which the hopefuls will be whittled down to the final 40 - before helping them with training sessions. A spokesman for ITV, who is producing the show, confirmed the news, saying, "Andrew Lloyd Webber has invited Melanie C and Jason Donovan to assist him at callbacks, which last for three days.

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Jason 'declined' UK Eurovision offer

Jason Donovan said he 'declined' the chance to represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest this year. The Australian actor and signer told Heart FM he was approached after coming third in the Strictly Come Dancing final last year.

Jason, who is co-presenting the breakfast show on the station all week, said: "Unofficially, I was asked this year to represent the UK at Eurovision. They actually came up to me and said would I be interested and I declined.

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Strictly star Donovan to return to music

Jason Donovan is swapping the sequins for the studio as he prepares to release a new album. The Australian actor, who came third in this year's Strictly Come Dancing, will start work on his sixth as-yet-untitled record.

"It feels great to be going back in the studio," he said. "I know exactly how I want the new album to sound and I'm as excited as I've ever been about a record."

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Jason's A Knockout On The Floor

Blonde bombshell Kristina Rihanoff has sensationally admitted her favourite Strictly partner of all time is Jason Donovan – and not her boyfriend Joe Calzaghe.

Sexy Kristina, 34, was paired with boxing legend Joe, 39 on the show two years ago when the pair started a steamy relationship. But after making last night’s final with Jason, 43, Kristina revealed she had enjoyed dancing most with the Aussie star.

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Strictly 2011: Jason Donovan is third

Jason Donovan has finished in third place in the final of Strictly Come Dancing - leaving Harry Judd and Chelsee Healey to battle it out for the Glitterball trophy.

The former Neighbours star was eliminated following the first half of the final at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom after he and dance partner Kristina Rihanoff received the lowest number of votes from viewers.

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I wouldn't be in final without Joe

Kristina says her success with Jason Donovan is all down to her boyfriend. With dance partner Jason Donovan, Kristina Rihanoff has made it to the final of Strictly Come Dancing for the first time since joining the show in 2008.

But Siberian-born Kristina, 34, says she couldn't have done it without the support of boyfriend Joe Calzaghe - who she met on the programme 2 years ago.

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Kristina’s Strict beauty routine

Millions of us will tune in to watch Kristina Rihanoff strut her stuff in the Strictly Come Dancing final tomorrow. So the 34-year-old professional dancer knows that she's got to look her absolute best.

Kristina will be hoping she can help celeb partner Jason Donovan beat fellow finalists Harry Judd and Chelsee Healey to land the Strictly crown.

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Strictly's Jason: 'In it to win it'

Jason Donovan is so hungry for Strictly success he has been pleading with his professional dance partner to train him seven days a week, according to reports.

The former Neighbours star is competing for the glitterball against actress Chelsee Healey and McFly drummer Harry Judd. Strictly Come Dancing host Tess Daly was quoted as telling The Sun: "He has been in it to win it since week one.

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I learned how to dance partner Jason

Strictly’s Kristina Rihanoff is excited. As she prepares for Saturday’s final, she is finally in with a chance of waltzing off with the glitterball.

None of her partners of previous years – Goldie, the unforgettable John Sergeant and her handsome beau Joe Calzaghe – really stood a chance. But this time, she’s got Jason Donovan. And it seems like he wants to win more than she does

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Chelsee and Jason get perfect scores

Chelsee Healey and Jason Donovan last night became the first celebrities to get a perfect 40 in this series of Strictly Come Dancing.

It was the first week the couples had had to learn two full dances each, but Chelsee made the extra challenge look easy as she followed up an impressive American Smooth with her maximum scoring paso doble.

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Jason on life, love and sexy Russian blondes

Millions of viewers have seen him wrapped in passionate embraces with a sexy Russian blonde. And away from the cameras, Jason Donovan has spent hours in intimate, sweaty clinches with Kristina Rihanoff – but his wife doesn’t mind at all.

“Our relationship is beyond that,” Strictly Come Dancing star Jason explains. “I’ve just done the Sound of Music where I have to kiss Maria every single night. This is mild by comparison.

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Kristina Rihanoff dazzles in sequin dress

Strictly's Kristina Rihanoff looked floor-less last night as she showed off her perfect dancer's body in a figure-hugging dress. The stunning blonde, who partners with Aussie actor Jason Donovan on the hit BBC1 programme, was at the Swarovski Crystallized Lounge last night.

She wore a sexy sequinned frock that clung to all of her curves. She attended charity event A Night With Nick hosted by celebrity stylist Nick Edes to raise awareness for The Stroke Association.

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Jason: I've gone down a bra size

Jason Donovan has joked how the tough Strictly training regime made him lose a bra size. The former Neighbours actor, 43, revealed how exhausting the ballroom contest is and that it has made a massive impact on his body shape.

In an interview with Heatworld he quipped: "My bra size has changed dramatically. It's got a lot smaller. "I'm one of these annoying people that can't put on weight and I know people are envious of that!

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