Following its sell out West End run at the London Palladium, Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical opens at the Blackpool Opera House for a six week season from 9th July.
The newspapers reports that the former Loose Women was hand picked by Lloyd Webber to play Grizabella after "being wowed" by a video audition she recorded for him earlier this year.
Nicole Scherzinger starred as Grizabella when Cats returned to the West End last year and Kerry Ellis recently took over. Elaine Paige originated the role in 1981.
Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Cats returned to the West End last year with the original creative team - Trevor Nunn, Gillian Lynne, John Napier and Andrew Lloyd Webber - reunited for the Palladium run. The musical closes at the Palladium on 25th April 2015.