Alexandra Burke, Zoe Birkett kick off The Bodyguard tour rehearsals

Published Tuesday, Jan 13 2015, 14:22 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Alexandra Burke looked rather happy to be back in rehearsals yesterday as she prepared for the UK and Ireland tour of The Bodyguard.

X Factor star Alex is reprising her role as Rachel Marron for the tour next month.

Alexandra Burke and Zoe Birkett kick off The Bodyguard tour rehearsals - 12 January 2015.

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Zoe (left) and Alex (right).

Alex wowed critics with her performance when she appeared in the West End last year, and now she's back for the tour, which opens at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton on 12 February.

Yesterday, Alex kicked off her week-long rehearsals with Pop Idol star and former Big Brother contestant Zoe Birkett.

Alex will perform the role at all evening performances, while Zoe will perform at the matinee performances.

Alexandra Burke - poster for The Bodyguard Musical - June 2014.

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Alexandra appeared in The Bodyguard in the West End last year.

Sharing a photo on Instagram, Alex said: "BURKE x BIRKETT. Full cast call today!! What a day!! Loving the bodyguard rehearsals x x."

Speaking about the tour, Alex said last October: "I couldn't be happier to be joining the tour and I'm excited to get started. Being on the theatre stage has brought me great happiness.

"It is an honour to have been asked to join the team and I look forward to creating new and long lasting memories with the cast."

For more information on the tour, click here.

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