Alexandra Burke cast in The Bodyguard tour

Alexandra Burke in The Bodyguard at the Adelphi Theatre in London. Photo: Alessandro Pinna
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Alexandra Burke is to star in the UK tour of The Bodyguard.

Burke will play Rachel Marron, a role she previously played in the West End version.

The tour begins at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton on February 12, 2015, and is currently booking until January, 2016, when it is scheduled to play at the Palace Theatre in Manchester.

Burke, who made her West End theatre debut in the London production, said “being on the theatre stage has brought me great happiness”.

“It is an honour to have been asked to join the team and I look forward to creating new and long lasting memories with the cast,” she said.

Burke will play the role in all evening performances, with Zoe Birkett taking the role at matinees.