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Jennifer Ellison 'will not join Legally Blonde this autumn'
Legally Blonde insiders have quashed rumours that Jennifer Ellison will be joining the show later this year.
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
A spokesperson for Legally Blonde has said that Jennifer Ellison is not being lined up to replace Sheridan Smith in the musical this autumn.
Reports in the Daily Mail last week said Ellison was "in talks and talks" regarding the show, with Smith soon to vacate the role of Elle Woods.
However, a source has now told WhatsonStage.com this is not the case.
Instead, the publication was told Ellison was one of many people approached regarding the long-term future of the show and that there are "no plans for anyone to leave in the autumn".
The unnamed spokesperson pointed out that Ellison is already contracted to play a part in a pantomime in Stoke-on-Trent in December 2010 and January 2011.
In June this year, it was suggested by the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye that Smith could be in the running for the lead role in the Bridget Jones musical when it eventually arrives in the West End.