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War Of The Worlds - Catherine Jones talks to 80s heart-throb Jason Donovan about his next album and date at the ECHO arena

THIS ain’t a dress rehearsal Catherine, this is it mate, so you know what? I’m going to go for it while I’m here.” It appears that Jason Donovan means business.

First there’s a new album, Soundtrack of the 80s, which takes the 42-year-old back to those heady days when he was at the centre of Ramsey Street’s finest romance.

Then there’s his imminent appearance at the ECHO arena as the Artilleryman in Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds opposite Liverpool’s Liz McClarnon.

Then he’ll be returning to the waterfront venue next summer as part of the 80s revival Here and Now tour.

And in the midst of it all, he’s set to become a dad again, with wife Angela due to give birth to their third child in March.

“They always say the third baby is a little bit easier, and I’m hoping that’s true,” he tells me. “I can’t take it back once it’s out! But I think being a dad is a job that I do well and enjoy.”

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