Caroline Flack auditioning for Chicago

TVBy Sunday World
Caroline Flack auditioning for Chicago

Caroline Flack is auditioning for 'Chicago'.

The 35-year-old 'Strictly Come Dancing' champion has been receiving acting coaching from theatre director Tom Attenborough and vocal training from singing teacher Claire Underwood, in order to prep for the role of Roxie Hart in the West End musical - the role that Renee Zellweger made famous starring in the film opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones.

A source told The Sun: "This is Caroline's absolute dream role. Her time on 'Strictly' reignited her passion for performing. That's why she's prepared to put herself through an audition. She is hosting 'X Factor' and 'Love Island' for ITV, so it's not like she needs the work, it's just a project she's very passionate about.

"She understands the risk of the audition and the fact it means she might not get the role. But at the same time she has a lot to offer 'Chicago' because her involvement would help sell tickets to the show."

The 'X Factor' presenter has previously come close to getting into a West End musical, having got down to the final three for a role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Cats', but Roxie has always been her dream role.

In 2013, Caroline said: "I'm obsessed with musicals. I have always wanted to play Roxie in 'Chicago'."