Friday 23 September 2022 12:44 PM Jason Manford sings praises of new Starstuck judge Shania Twain after she ... trends now
The comedian, 41, told MailOnline country-pop sensation Shania doesn't hold back on sharing showbiz anecdotes and name-drops the likes of Sam Smith, Lionel Richie, and Taylor Swift during the Saturday night show's second series.
In an exclusive chat, Jason revealed he even got to perform with the That Don't Impress Me Much singer, as well as alongside host Olly Murs, and fellow judges Adam Lambert and Beverly Knight.
'She's a legend': Jason Manford has sung the praises of his new Starstruck co-star Shania Twain – after she replaced Sheridan Smith on the ITV panel
Speaking at the Football For Change Fundraising Gala, which was held in partnership with MailOnline, on Thursday, Jason said: 'We just finished episode seven of eight, so we have the final one next week.
'I've been sat right next to Shania Twain, which was just incredible. She's a legend. She brings knowledge and a sense of fun, but it must feel like a night off for her in a way because of the pressure she's under when she performs.
'She's there for a laugh – she's being paid but she's there because it's fun. She knows everybody.
'She's talking about Lionel Richie and Sam Smith