News

Jacqueline Jossa admits she is ‘terrified’ as she announces West End debut

The I'm A Celebrity winner is set to play Emily in A Christmas Carol

| Updated:

Jacqueline Jossa has revealed she is “terrified” after landing her first ever role in a West End show.

The former EastEnders star is set to make her debut as Emily in A Christmas Carol, alongside Brian Conley and Matt Willis.

The 28-year-old actress announced the exciting news with fans on Instagram today, admitting it was a real “pinch me” moment.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Jacqueline Osborne (@jacjossa) on

Jacqueline Jossa lands her first West End role

Alongside a promotional shot, she wrote: “PINCH ME!! MY WEST END DEBUT!!!

“I am so excited to be joining the WEST END cast of @LondonXmasCarol this Christmas! I will be playing Emily in this brand-new, musical staged concert of Dicken’s classic – A Christmas Carol, from 7th December this year!

“With live music from the incredible @thelmto and a wonderful cast including @realbrianconley and @mattjwillis this is the 2020 event that will unite friends, families and loved ones with the magic of live entertainment, the perfect post-lockdown treat!”

Jac added: “We have all the safety measure already in place at the @dominiontheatre, making this a covid safe production.”

Jacqueline Jossa has landed her first ever West End job (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Read more: I’m A Celebrity: Shane Richie admits he’s so broke he’s had to borrow money from friends

Jacqueline’s celebrity pals rushed to congratulate her.

Billie Faiers gushed: “Wow congratulations darling. Your going to be amazing !!!! Xxxx.”

Helen Flanagan added: “OMG darling amazing.”

Jake Wood commented: “Yes Jacs, you’ll smash it.”

The actress shared the news on Instagram (Credit: SplashNews.com)

While Catherine Tyldesley said: “You’re a star love. Go shine!!!! You got this!!!”

Replying to the former Corrie star, Jac wrote: “Terrified xx.”

The actress, who has teased her followers with the news in recent days, later shared a series of promotional shots to her Instagram Story.

Jacqueline will also be joined by Lucie Jones and Sandra Marvin.

Jacqueline will star alongside Matt Willis (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Read more: EastEnders’ Maisie Smith hints she may quit soap after Strictly

Jacqueline hits back at weight comments

Last month, Jacqueline revealed she was “annoyed” after constantly being questioned about her weight.

Taking to Instagram, she said: “Sure, she’s got rolls but I’m not unhappy with my body.”

Jac added: “I don’t get why I’ve become… maybe it’s because I was a size eight and now I’m a size 12. I do think every size is amazing and every size is beautiful, but it’s a strange one.

“It’s all I get asked recently.”

Leave us a comment on our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix and let us know what you think of this story.