THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL!
STEVIE DOC AND TOBIAS TURLEY CROWNED THE WINNERS OF ITV1'S MAMMA MIA! I HAVE A DREAM IN SPECTACULAR GRAND FINALE
DUO SECURE THE MONEY CAN'T BUY PRIZE - LEAD ROLES IN THE WEST END PRODUCTION OF MAMMA MIA!
After eight unmissable weeks of singing, dancing, and acting their way to a place in the final, Stevie Doc and Tobias Turley have tonight been crowned the winners of MAMMA MIA! I Have a Dream, securing them a money can't buy prize - the lead roles of Sophie and Sky in the West End production of MAMMA MIA!
MAMMA MIA! I Have a Dream winners 2023 Stevie Doc and Tobias Turley. Photo by Matt Frost
Filmed in the idyllic setting of Greece where the MAMMA MIA! story is set, viewers have been treated across the series to incredible performances from the talented cast made up of 14 aspiring musical theatre performers. Each week, the theatre star hopefuls were put through their paces with a series of workshops, where they were mentored by MAMMA MIA!'s choreographer Anthony Van Laast and musical director Martin Lowe before being whittled down to the final four by judges Alan Carr, Jessie Ware, Amber Riley and Samantha Barks, under the watchful eye of the creator and global producer of MAMMA MIA! Judy Craymer.
It was down to the great British public to make the difficult choice on deciding who of the four will take the prize tonight with host Zoe Ball revealing the worthy winners to the nation in the show stopping final live from the Novello Theatre, the West End home of MAMMA MIA!
Judy Craymer, Amber Riley, Alan Carr, Stevie Doc, Tobias Turley, Jessie Ware, Samantha Barks and Zoe Ball. Photo by Matt Frost
On her win, Stevie, who performed a breath-taking version of ABBA's classic 'Thank You for the Music' said: "I'm honestly lost for words. This is something I could never have imagined, and I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to even be on the show never mind win it! Thank you to everyone who has supported me and helped me to make this happen!"
After winning the public vote, an ecstatic Tobias, who performed ‘I've Been Waiting For You' added: "I genuinely have no words, I'm speechless. I feel so grateful to everyone at home who voted for me, and to everyone who has worked on this show for always being so kind to me. This has been the best experience of my life and I am so thankful, it really means the world."
After celebrating their momentous victory, the two will head straight into rehearsals with the MAMMA MIA! cast, before their debut West End performance in just seven weeks' time, on Monday 29th January 2024 in London's Novello Theatre.
Creator and Global Producer of MAMMA MIA! Judy Craymer has closely followed the winners' journeys from the very beginning. Commenting on her new cast members, Judy said: "It's a joyous result and I'm delighted to welcome Stevie Doc and Tobias Turley to join the West End cast in this very special year celebrating MAMMA MIA!'s 25th anniversary. All our contestants are so talented and worked so hard, they went through the most intensive musical theatre boot camp with such energy, flair and commitment. They were all such a joy to work with and are all winners in my eyes."
2024 will see the musical land its 25th year on the West End, with Stevie Doc and Tobias Turley being part of the cast celebrating this incredible milestone.
Tickets for MAMMA MIA! starring Stevie Doc and Tobias Turley are on sale now here.
MAMMA MIA! I Have a Dream is available to stream on ITVX.