X Factor winner Alexandra Burke will take over from Beverley Knight in The Bodyguard from 2 June until the show closes at the Adelphi Theatre on 30 August 2014.
Burke will play leading lady Rachel Marron, following Knight in making her West End debut in the show. Tristan Gemmill will continue as the titular character, Frank Farmer.
Alexandra Burke rose to fame after winning the fifth series of The X Factor in 2008 and has since released two albums, with a third on the way, and had multiple number one singles.
She said of her casting: "I couldn't be more excited about joining the cast of The Bodyguard and to play the iconic role of Rachel Marron will be a dream come true. I am a massive Whitney Houston fan so to be given the opportunity to play a role made famous by her every night will be a real privilege."
Published: 28/03/2014 14:14:09