Andrew Flintoff to be part of Fat Friends - the Musical

Freddie Flintoff will be seen in a new role
Freddie Flintoff will be seen in a new role

Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff is all set to make his stage debut after he was named in the lead role of Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends musical.

Flintoff, who bagged the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award in 2005 for his man of the series performance in the Ashes will take the lead role of Kevin Chadwick in the show on a tour of England.

The Lancashire all-rounder had already appeared for award winning writer Mellor's Love, Lies and Records which is due to screen in BBC.

“Having had the pleasure of recently working on an episode of Kay’s latest TV series, it’s great to have the opportunity to work with her again,” said Flintoff.

“I loved the TV series and think Fat Friends - The Musical, is going to give people a great night out. I’m really looking forward to it.”

Meanwhile, Mellor is confident of the 39-year-old's ability to deliver beyond the game of cricket.

“I was introduced to Freddie at one of our TV casting sessions -- it was clear to me that he could leave his cricket bat behind, embody a character, and understand the drama. It was a no-brainer... he got the part,” she said.

“Then, as we were talking through Fat Friends - The Musical, I wondered if Freddie could sing.

“I am thrilled and delighted that Freddie is able to join us for our run at Leeds and part of the tour as well... I can’t wait to start working with the super talented cast we’ve got so far.”

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