Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Snippets: Strictly Russell the Wizard; Brucie at the NTA's;

Flamboyant Strictly Come Dancing star, Russell Grant will be replacing Michael Crawford in The Wizard of Oz, after his run in the reality dance show brought him back to the attention of West End agents.

The Andrew Lloyd Webber production, choreographed by Arlene Phillips, will see Russell will take over the role of Professor Marvel/The Wizard from Phantom of the Opera star Michael.

Sophie Evans is now playing the lead role of Dorothy. She was runner up to winner Danielle Hope, in the search for Dorothy show, Over the Rainbow, who began the show's run at the London Palladium.

The National Television Awards is on ITV tonight at 7.30pm, with The Sun reporting that Sir Brucie is flying in specially from Puerto Rico to perform 'Let There Be Love' - with Ant and Dec!

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