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Dreamgirls performer who quit for Love Island ‘facing legal action from production company’

Samira Mighty, appearing in ITV's Love Island. Photo: Samira Mighty/Twitter/ITV Samira Mighty, appearing in ITV's Love Island. Photo: Samira Mighty/Twitter/ITV
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Sonia Friedman Productions is reportedly suing a former Dreamgirls performer who quit the musical to appear on reality TV show Love Island.

Ensemble performer Samira Mighty is said to have given producers just one day’s notice before leaving Dreamgirls, which is running in the West End at the Savoy Theatre, according to the Sun.

She is now appearing on the hit ITV2 show, which is filmed in Mallorca, and it has been reported that Sonia Friedman Productions is pursuing £3,000 in compensation.

Mighty told Metro.co.uk that her role was “easy to fill” and someone from the show’s previous cast had stepped in to take her place.

“It was win win, if I carried on in Dreamgirls – it’s fantastic and I love it so much – but within five months I may be unemployed again, but [Love Island] was fantastic, I couldn’t turn it down,” she said.

Sonia Friedman Productions declined to comment.

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