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Monday 10 December 2018

Duncan James to replace Martin Kemp in West End production of Chicago

Cuba Gooding Jr had previously held the role.

Hollyoaks actor Duncan James has joined the cast of the West End production of Chicago (Simon Turtle/PA)
Hollyoaks actor Duncan James has joined the cast of the West End production of Chicago (Simon Turtle/PA)

By Craig Simpson, Press Association

Hollyoaks actor Duncan James will become the third person to play Billy Flynn in the West End production of Chicago.

The former Blue singer has been cast in the male lead, previously played by Cuba Gooding Jr and Martin Kemp.

James will star opposite Alexandra Burke as Roxie Hart from September 10.

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Cuba Gooding Jr previously played Billy Flynn (Isabel Infantes/PA)

The role of Billy Flynn was previously played by Oscar-winning Gooding Jr when the new revival of the show debuted in March 2018.

EastEnders actor and Spandau Ballet bassist Kemp took over from the Hollywood star in July.

Chicago is booking at the Phoenix Theatre in London until January 2019.

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