Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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STRICTLY BUSINESS FOR CARDLE X FACTOR winner Matt Cardle is to join the West End cast of Strictly Ballroom The Musical.

He will take over the role of band leader Wally Strand from Will Young on July 31 in the show based on Baz Luhrmann's hit film.

Matt, right, says of the Piccadilly Theatre production: "It's so rare that a role comes around that you can put so much of your own stamp on. I have seen the show and it's absolutely incredible. Baz Luhrmann is an utter genius."

Go to strictlyballroomthe musical.com for booking details.

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