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.
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.