Lloyd Webber set to star in Hollyoaks

December 14, 2007 by  
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After successfully making the transition from the world of theatre to the small screen through talent shows such as How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? and Any Dream Will Do, musical legend Andrew Lloyd Webber has revealed that he is to appear in the hit teen soap Hollyoaks.

The 59-year old composer will appear in the Channel 4 show as himself in three episodes to be broadcast in January next year.

According to an insider on the show, Lloyd Webber’s storyline will involve theatrical student Summer Shaw, who is played by the niece of another West End star, Bonnie Langford.

“Summer is convinced that she is good enough to succeed if only she has the opportunity so she decides that stalking Andrew Lloyd Webber is her best option,” the source told the Liverpool Echo.

“Summer finally gets her wish and the chance to audition for her idol, but with the spotlight on her not everything goes to plan.”

Mr Lloyd Webber also told the newspaper that he is excited by the opportunity, having never acted on national television before.

“Bless Hollyoaks for asking me,” he said.

The three episodes will be screened on Channel 4 on January 29th, 30th and February 1st next year

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