Matt Cardle is returning to the West End to join the cast of Strictly Ballroom the Musical.
He will replace Will Young in the role of Wally Strand, and joins the cast on July 31.
Cardle, who won The X Factor in 2010, appeared in the musical Memphis in 2015, alongside Beverley Knight.
He said: “It’s so rare that a role comes around that you can put so much of your own stamp on. I have seen the show and it’s absolutely incredible. To have the opportunity to sing all these huge songs every night is a real honour.”
Strictly Ballroom is directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie and stars Jonny Labey and Zizi Strallen.
It is produced by Global Creatures.