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Last Updated: Sunday June 10 2007 10:16 GMT

Leading man Lee wins Joseph role

Lee Mead

Lee Mead has landed the lead role in a new stage production of Joseph and his Technicolor Dreamcoat after winning a TV talent show.

The 25-year-old beat Keith Jack, 19, and Lewis Bradley, 18, in the final of the BBC's Any Dream Will Do show, after more than three million people voted.

Lee will now star in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, at London's Adelphi Theatre, from 17 July.

He said: "To win is just incredible and it won't sink in for a long time."

Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a musical version of a story from the Bible. It tells the tale of Joseph, his 11 brothers and coat of many colours.

Lewis Bradley and Keith Jack
Runners up Lewis Bradley and Keith Jack

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber said he was delighted with his latest leading man: "He did a fantastic job."

Thousands of wannabe Josephs entered the show, with 12 going through to the live weekly TV shows that have now picked a winner.

Elsewhere, on ITV, Danny Bayne and Susan McFadden got the public's backing in the final of Grease is the Word to win the chance to play Danny and Sandy in a new stage version of Grease.

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