My Top 5 Showtunes: Samantha Womack

The actress tells us the musical numbers she couldn’t live without

Samantha Womack
Samantha Womack
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Samantha Womack is best known for playing Ronnie Mitchell in EastEnders. She also represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1991.

Her West End theatre credits include Sandy in Grease and Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls alongside Patrick Swayze.

She is currently starring as Morticia Addams in the UK tour of The Addams Family. Click here for more information and to book tickets.

We caught up with Samantha and asked her: "If you were stranded on a desert island which five showtunes could you not live without?"

5. "Maybe This Time" from Cabaret

This was the first song I attempted to sing. I love the desperation in the character in this song.

4. "The Dance at the Gym" from West Side Story

This is some of the best music ever written, Bernstein at his best. It's also great music to cook to.

3. "Frug" from Sweet Charity

Just a fabulous piece of music.

2. "Before the Parade Passes By" from Hello Dolly

I love this because of my love of all things Barbra Streisand

1. "In a Very Unusual Way" from Nine

This song makes me cry, it gets you right where it hurts.