Earlier this month Andrew Lloyd Webber accused X Factor of nabbing his Cats leading lady Nicole Scherzinger, but he’s now picked up another former star of the ITV talent show, 2006 winner Leona Lewis, ahead of its latest run on Broadway.
Lewis is to step into the furry shoes of ‘Glamour Cat’ Grizabella, making her Broadway debut and tackling the iconic tune Memory while she’s at it.
Lewis confirmed the news via her official Twitter account, with Webber opting to congratulate her via the social media site too.
— Leona Lewis (@leonalewis) May 26, 2016
— Andrew Lloyd Webber (@OfficialALW) May 26, 2016
Earlier this month Lloyd Webber told The Economist Radio that he was “furious” Scherzinger had pulled out of the musical to return to X Factor.
The singer denied that was the case, however, stating she hadn’t finalised the contract to appear as Grizabella in the first place.