WHO’S WHO ON THE PANEL

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - NEWS -

Denise Van Outen

JUDG­ING STYLE: Denise, left, will add glam­our to the judg­ing panel. She her­self has tal­ent in abun­dance. She demon­strated her singing abil­i­ties when she played Roxy Hart in the West End pro­duc­tion of Chicago. Denise, 43, danced her way to run­ner-up in Strictly Come Danc­ing. And while she is a mother now, she hasn’t shaken off her ladette im­age that she cul­ti­vated in the Nineties. Ja­son Byrne

JUDG­ING STYLE: The co­me­dian, left, will be a gin­ger ver­sion of David Wal­liams, bring­ing hu­mour to the judg­ing panel. Byrne, 45, be­gan his standup ca­reer at the Ed­in­burgh Fringe fes­ti­val in 1996. He was up be­fore a real judge last month, charged with driv­ing with­out a li­cence. Ex­pect him to be di­rect and sar­cas­tic.

Michelle Vis­age

JUDG­ING STYLE: Michelle, be­low, will in­ject va va voom. The US singer, 48, be­gan her ca­reer as a mem­ber of fe­male group Se­duc­tion and af­ter the band split, she be­came the lead singer for a new group, The Soul Sys­tem. She ap­peared on the UK’s Celebrity Big Brother in 2015. She’ll be brash and blunt.

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