Alexandra Burke Lands Lead Role in The Bodyguard Musical 7 years ago

Alexandra Burke Lands Lead Role in The Bodyguard Musical

Alexandra Burke has nabbed the lead role of Rachel Marron in the West End production of The Bodyguard.

The former X-Factor winner will be taking over from Beverly Knight in June, with rehearsals already under way for the show.

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Speaking at the announcement of her new gig, Burke said:

"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. I start rehearsals very soon with my fellow cast mates and the brilliant creative team and, with a little trepidation, I am looking forward to our first performance in June."

The Bodyguard musical is based on the 1992 film, made famous by Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. The film boasts the best-selling soundtrack of all time with more than 45 millions copies sold worldwide.