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Nicole Scherzinger to star in Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical Cats

Nicole Scherzinger

is set to make her West End debut in

Andrew Lloyd Webber’

s record-breaking musical


. The American star will play

Grizabella 'the glamour cat'

in the show, which is returning to London for a

12 week run

on 6 December.

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Nicole Scherzinger is 'thrilled' to be appearing in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats

"I am really

thrilled to be making my West End debut

in such an

iconic show

," Nicole, 36, said. "

I grew up listening to Andrew's extraordinary music

and was lucky enough a couple of years ago to record


' beautiful song


."Andrew's score is


and I am truly honoured to have been asked to take part in what I know will be a

very special time in my career.

I can't wait to begin rehearsals."

cats © Photo: Getty Images
Cats will return to London for a 12 week run on 6 December

Nicole was previously a member of the

Pussycat Dolls

, before moving on to a

solo career

and appearing as a judge on

The X Factor

. She is set to release her second album,

Big Fat Lie,

on 20 October.


is based on

TS Elliot


Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

, and first opened in 1981 at the New London Theatre, where it played there for

21 record-breaking years

, putting on just under 9,000 performance.It opened in


on 1983 where it ran for

18 years

, and became the recipient of seven Tony awards.

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