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Matt Cardle on returning to the West End in Strictly Ballroom

We chat to the X Factor winner about taking over from Will Young in the role of Wally

Matt Cardle with the cast of Strictly Ballroom
© Matt Crockett

We sat down with X Factor winner Matt Cardle to chat about taking over from Will Young in the West End production of Strictly Ballroom.

Cardle, who starred in Memphis in 2015, plays Wally in the production directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie. The cast also features Zizi Strallen, Jonny Labey, Eve Polycarpou and Anna Francolini.

Based on Baz Luhrmann's 1992 film of the same name, the show has a book by Luhrmann and Craig Pearce. It features the film's iconic songs including "Love is in the Air", "Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps" and "Time After Time".