Alexandra Burke will reprise her starring role in the latest UK tour of smash-hit musical The Bodyguard.

Burke returns to the role of ‘Rachel Marron’ following her triumphant run in the show in both the West End and the subsequent sell-out 2015/2016 tour.

The former X-Factor recently starred opposite Michael Ball in the first major West End revival of musical Chess and is currently playing Roxie Hart in the West End musical Chicago.

Her other theatre credits include ‘Deloris Van Cartier’ in the national tour of the musical Sister Act and last years Strictly Come Dancing, where she reached the final of the BBC One primetime show.

The UK tour of The Bodyguard will open at Glasgow Theatre Royal on Monday 3 December 2018 where it plays until Saturday 29 December 2018 before visiting Hull New Theatre (8 – 19 January 2019), Southend Cliff’s Pavilion (22 January – 2 February 2019), Grand Opera House Belfast (6 – 16 February 2019) Liverpool Empire (26 February – 9 March 2019), Milton Keynes Theatre (12 – 23 March 2019), Bristol Hippodrome (26 March – 6 April 2019), Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff (16 – 27 April 2019), Norwich Theatre Royal (30 April – 11 May 2019) and Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (14 – 25 May 2019).

Alexandra Burke is scheduled to perform at the evening performances only.

Further casting and dates to be announced.