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Ben Forster crowned as Jesus in ITV's 'Superstar'

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Ben Forster has won ITV's Superstar competition to land the role of Jesus in the upcoming Jesus Christ Superstar arena tour.

The 31-year-old from Sunderland - who had previously been tipped to win the final - beat Rory Taylor, who came second in the public vote, and Roger Wright, who came third.

Ben Forster Superstar finalist

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Forster had sung 'Who Wants to Live Forever?' by Queen as his final performance in front of the judges, before joining the other two remaining contestants for a rendition of 'Gethsemane (I Only Want To Say)' from Jesus Christ Superstar.

After being awarded the role, Forster sang a rendition of 'Hosanna' with the other finalists.

Forster will now join Mel C, Tim Minchin and Chris Moyles in a nationwide tour of the musical.

The tour dates for Jesus Christ Superstar are as follows:

Friday 21 September - London O2 Arena
Tuesday 25 September - Glasgow SECC
Friday 28 September - Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Sunday 30 September - Manchester Arena
Tuesday 2 October - Cardiff Motorpoint
Thursday 4 October - Birmingham NIA
Tuesday 9 October - Belfast Odyssey (on sale 24th May at 9am)
Friday 12 October - Dublin O2 (on sale 24th May at 9am)
Tuesday 16 October - Liverpool Echo Arena
Friday 19 October - Nottingham Capital FM Arena
Sunday 21 October- Sheffield Motorpoint

Watch the Superstar contestants discuss the show below:

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