Bonnie Langford is to join the cast of 42nd Street in the West End, which will close in January next year.
The actor is leaving her role in EastEnders and will take up the part of Dorothy Brock in the musical from September 3. She will remain with the production until it closes on January 5.
She will appear alongside Clare Halse as Peggy Sawyer and Tom Lister as Julian Marsh.
42nd Street is directed by Mark Bramble, the musical’s co-author.
Last month, it was announced that understudy Steph Parry was joining the musical, after she made headlines by covering a leading role in Mamma Mia! at the last minute.
42nd Street is produced by Michael Linnit and Michael Grade with Gate Ventures.