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Joseph hopeful to star in UK tour
Craig Chalmers
Craig Chalmers used to sing in the boyband No Reason
Any Dream Will Do hopeful Craig Chalmers has landed the starring role in the touring production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Chalmers made it to the final five Josephs in the BBC One TV talent show before being voted out of the contest.

Speaking before the end of the series, the 25-year-old said he wanted to give the role a "fresh, edgy personality".

The 16-week regional tour of the musical kicks off on 20 August at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley, Kent.

The singer, who was once in the boyband No Reason, is hoping to use his "pop background to give Joseph a more up-to-date image".

Lee Mead eventually came top of a public vote and was crowned the winner of Any Dream Will Do.

He will star in the Andrew Lloyd Webber West End production of the musical at London's Adelphi Theatre from 17 July.

The 25-year-old, from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, has already played the Pharaoh in a touring production of Joseph.

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