Any Dream Will Do runner-up Keith Jack may be the latest of the reality TV contest’s dozen finalists to jump on the Joseph bandwagon. Winner Lee Mead is, of course, now starring in the West End production, while fifth-place contestant Craig Chalmers will headline Bill Kenwright’s new tour of Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Biblical musical (See News, 5 Jul 2007), and third-placer Lewis Bradley is rumoured to become Mead’s alternate in an expanded West End schedule (See The Goss, 20 Jul 2007).
Jack is rumoured to be in the frame to star opposite Chalmers on tour, playing the Narrator. The role is usually played by a woman – currently Bombay Dreams Preeya Kalidas in the West End – but we doubt many Any Dream fans will be complaining about the gender swap. After his TV success, Jack signed up with pop manager and X Factor judge Louis Walsh and is also planning to release an album.