Our region has two contenders left in ITV's Jesus Christ Superstar. They're competing for the lead role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical. Ben Forster, from Sunderland, and Jon Moses from Haswell in County Durham, have beaten off thousands of contestants. They're now down to the final seven.
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