Cheryl faces another blow, 'Chicago' role goes to 'Love Island' host Caroline Flack instead of her

The most anticipated role of Roxie Hart could have saved her career, but looks like the stars are not shining on Cheryl anymore.


                            Cheryl faces another blow, 'Chicago' role goes to 'Love Island' host Caroline Flack instead of her

Cheryl hasn't really been at her best ever since her comeback track, 'Love Made Me Do It', nose-dived to number 48 from number 19 in the UK charts, and it looks like she has yet another blow to take in. Following her unsuccessful comeback, the singer has faced yet another setback after she lost the highly anticipated role of Roxie Hart in the current London production of 'Chicago' to 'Love Island' host Caroline Flack.

The role was reportedly given to Flack by the producers in New York who were apparently tired of the number of diva requests from the Geordie.

This prospect of appearing in the show was a big fallback for Cheryl as her career is already hanging by a string and maybe signing up with the West End show would have benefitted her as her pop career seems to be drawing to an end.

Former 'X Factor' winner Alexandra Burke is currently playing the role of Roxie, along with 'Blue' member Duncan James, who is playing Billy Flynn. However, the producers had been looking to bring put a more popular face following the success of Oscar winner Cuba Gooding JR, who took on the role of Billy for six weeks earlier this year.

Alexandra Burke as Roxie Hart in Chicago. (LondonTheatre)
Alexandra Burke as Roxie Hart in Chicago. (LondonTheatre)

Flack seems to be the right fit for the role as the telly star had long nurtured the hope to take up the iconic role, which was made famous by Renee Zellweger in the Oscar-winning 2002 film. 

It will be Caroline’s first West End leading role, and she will start preparing once she has filmed the 'Strictly Come Dancing Christmas' special, for which she is currently in rehearsals. Unfortunately, all of this only means that Cheryl will be shifting away from the limelight, in spite of getting back on the spot after a long break. Cheryl's career began to take a downhill ride when she was accused of assaulting 39-year-old attendant Sophie Amogbokpa, back in 2003. 



 

The former 'Girls Aloud' member had apparently refused to pay tips to the toilet-attendant, who was then trying to pay for her law school with the tips. Cheryl, who was drunk at the moment, had allegedly screamed out abuses, "You ****ing black bitch. I'll deal with you", at the attendant before punching her and knocking off her glass, causing some severe bruises.

Although this is a thing of the past, it still seems to be chasing Cheryl around as her comeback single, 'Love Made Me Do It' was accused of plagiarising from Paul Young's 1982 re-make of 'Love Of The Common People'.

Looks like the nation's sweetheart's career is coming to a close. (Getty Images)
Looks like the nation's sweetheart's career is coming to a close. (Getty Images)

The singer was accused of copying the 80's hit. The accusation came after she was criticized for performing a "raunchy" routine during her 'X-Factor' comeback last Sunday.

A source had told The Sun, "It's been a big talking point in the music world how Cheryl's song has huge similarities to Love Of The Common People. When you play both the songs' verses side by side they're nearly identical and have the same rhythm and feel to it. It's quite embarrassing for Cheryl, especially given she's trying to portray herself as an innovative songwriter."