Diana Vickers not surprised by I Can't Sing axe

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 May 2014
Diana Vickers for Wrigley's Extra

Diana Vickers for Wrigley's Extra

Diana Vickers isn't surprised 'The X Factor' musical 'I Can't Sing' has been axed and decided not to go and see the show in the West End

Diana Vickers isn't surprised 'The X Factor' musical 'I Can't Sing' has been axed.

The former 'X Factor' contestant, who shot to fame on the talent show in 2008, has now become a West End actress herself and admits she didn't see 'I Can't Sing' at the London Palladium and isn't shocked it closed on Saturday (10.05.14) after just two months.

She told BANG Showbiz: "I've not seen it but it's a shame it's closed. Once you've done that and been in it, I don't think I'd really want to go back [and watch the musical].

"New shows which go into theatres are not doing their time. People don't really have a lot of money. I don't think viewers of 'The X Factor' could afford to pay for a ticket, it can be quite expensive."

'I Can't Sing' received positive reviews for its satirical take on 'The X Factor' and its stars, including Simon - played by Nigel Harman - Cheryl Cole, Louis Walsh and host Dermot O'Leary.

Diana, 22, made her professional acting debut in the West End production of Jim Cartwright's 'The Rise and Fall of Little Voice' in 2009 and recently landed a part in ' The Duck House', starring Ben Miller, at London's Vaudeville Theatre, which was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy this year.

The singer - who is promoting National Smile Month, which takes place between May 19 and June 19 - said: "Duck House was a new play and no-one even knew the script and we managed to do our run and break even, that was really good.

"It's never nice to hear when a theatre show closes and doesn't manage to stand the test of time."

Diana Vickers is the face of Wrigley's Extra White Bubblemint campaign for National Smile Month 2014, encouraging people to chew sugarfree gum for a clean and healthy smile.

Check out the Wrigley Extra UK Facebook page to find out more: www.facebook.com/extraofficialUK.

I Can't Sing! The X Factor Musical

  • Directed by: Sean Foley

Comedian and writer Harry Hill and composer Steve Brown poke merciless fun at the reality TV talent search in this brand new musical, featuring 19 newly penned songs (hopefully sung by people who aren't actually tone-deaf).

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