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X-Factor star heads to the West End

Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

X Factor winner Matt Cardle has announced he's heading to London's West End, where he'll join the cast of Memphis: The Musical.

Cardle will be taking over from Killian Donnelly to play radio DJ "Huey Calhoun" from 6th July.

He joins a stellar cast that also boasts singer Beverley Knight in the role of Felicia Farrell.

He said: "From the first time I saw the show I felt I had a real connection with the character of Huey. It's no secret that I worked for many years before my breakthrough as a musician.

"I started my first band when I was 12 years old and spent at least 15 years recording albums and sending demos to record companies before finally having my voice heard."