Cheryl ‘beaten by Caroline Flack to coveted Chicago stage role’

Cheryl reportedly lost out on a Chicago stage role to Caroline Flack.

The Love Made Me Do It singer, 35, allegedly got through to the last stages to play Roxie Hart in the current London production – but was beaten by the Love Island host, 39. 

Bosses eventually decided to go with Caroline because they grew tired of Cheryl’s ‘diva requests’, sources claimed. 

Rumour has it: Cheryl reportedly lost out on a Chicago stage role to Caroline Flack

Rumour has it: Cheryl reportedly lost out on a Chicago stage role to Caroline Flack

Rumour has it: Cheryl reportedly lost out on a Chicago stage role to Caroline Flack

The Sun has reported that Cheryl had long harboured ambitions of playing the iconic part of Roxie, first made famous by Renee Zellweger in the Oscar-winning 2002 film. 

It will reportedly be Caroline’s first leading role in the West End and she will allegedly start rehearsing once she has filmed the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special. 

A representative for Caroline declined to comment. MailOnline has contacted a spokesperson for Cheryl. 

Alexandra Burke is currently playing the role of Roxie, with Blue singer Duncan James taking on Billy Flynn.    

Claims: The Love Made Me Do It singer, 35, allegedly got through to the last stages to play Roxie Hart in the current London production - but was beaten by the Love Island host, 39

Claims: The Love Made Me Do It singer, 35, allegedly got through to the last stages to play Roxie Hart in the current London production - but was beaten by the Love Island host, 39

Claims: The Love Made Me Do It singer, 35, allegedly got through to the last stages to play Roxie Hart in the current London production – but was beaten by the Love Island host, 39

Allegations: Bosses eventually decided to go with Caroline because they grew tired of Cheryl's 'diva requests', sources claimed

Allegations: Bosses eventually decided to go with Caroline because they grew tired of Cheryl's 'diva requests', sources claimed

Allegations: Bosses eventually decided to go with Caroline because they grew tired of Cheryl’s ‘diva requests’, sources claimed

It comes after Cheryl’s fans noticed a striking similarity between her new single Love Made Me Do It and Paul Young’s Love Of The Common People.

The singer has being accused of copying the Eighties hit by some listeners, causing the music legend to wade into the debate, telling his followers he ‘doesn’t hear it’.  

It comes after the former Girls Aloud band-member was criticised for performing a ‘raunchy’ routine and live vocals during her musical comeback on the X Factor last Sunday.

Coincidence? It comes after Cheryl's fans noticed a striking similarity between her new single Love Made Me Do It and Paul Young's Eighties hit, Love Of The Common People

Coincidence? It comes after Cheryl's fans noticed a striking similarity between her new single Love Made Me Do It and Paul Young's Eighties hit, Love Of The Common People

Coincidence? It comes after Cheryl’s fans noticed a striking similarity between her new single Love Made Me Do It and Paul Young’s Eighties hit, Love Of The Common People

A source 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.’

Inspiration: The singer has being accused of copying the Eighties hit by some listeners, causing the music legend to wade into the debate, telling his followers he 'doesn't hear it'

Inspiration: The singer has being accused of copying the Eighties hit by some listeners, causing the music legend to wade into the debate, telling his followers he 'doesn't hear it'

Inspiration: The singer has being accused of copying the Eighties hit by some listeners, causing the music legend to wade into the debate, telling his followers he ‘doesn’t hear it’

[embedded content]

Cheryl is one of the songwriters to receive a credit on the track, alongside best bal Nicola Roberts, singer Natasha Bedingfield and five others.  

After being inundated with tweets about the similarities Paul responded: ‘I have to say, quite a few people have said this but I’m not getting it!’ 

Other listeners took to Twitter in their droves.  

One wrote: ‘Hope @PaulYoungParlex is getting some beer tokens for @CherylOfficial new song? Sounds canny familiar to love of the common people just adding a very poor wardrobe’.

Similiarities: After being inundated with tweets about the similarities Paul responded: 'I have to say, quite a few people have said this but I'm not getting it!'

Similiarities: After being inundated with tweets about the similarities Paul responded: 'I have to say, quite a few people have said this but I'm not getting it!'

Similiarities: After being inundated with tweets about the similarities Paul responded: ‘I have to say, quite a few people have said this but I’m not getting it!’

Meanwhile, another wrote: ‘It is just me of does the new Cheryl song (love made me do it) sound a lot like your hit @PaulYoungParlez love of the common people. Especially the verses’.

Another typed: ‘Is Cheryl’s new single just Love of the Common People?’, with a different listener chiming: ‘When I hear the new Cheryl song I hear Paul Young’s track ‘Love of the common people’. Very similar to me.’

MailOnline has contacted Cheryl’s representatives for comment. 

The singer will take to the stage on Sunday to perform her newest single Love Made Me Do It, though a tweet also seems to hint she will perform her 2009 classic Fight For This Love. 

The mother-of-one will be hoping to turn around public opinion with the Manchester show, after the backlash surrounding her X Factor show.  

Cheryl was criticised for performing a ‘raunchy’ routine on the family friendly show, and her live vocals also didn’t go down well with some of her fans. 

Controversial: Cheryl was criticised for performing a 'raunchy' routine on the family friendly show, and her live vocals also didn't go down well with some of her fans 

Controversial: Cheryl was criticised for performing a 'raunchy' routine on the family friendly show, and her live vocals also didn't go down well with some of her fans 

Controversial: Cheryl was criticised for performing a ‘raunchy’ routine on the family friendly show, and her live vocals also didn’t go down well with some of her fans 

At time of publication, Love Made Me Do It sat at number 19 in the Official Singles Chart, number 62 on Apple’s Chart, number 74 in Apple’s UK Chart. She did not appear in the Top 200 or Viral Top 50 on Spotify.

Despite this, Spotify gave the star a nod in its ‘Hot Hits’ category, which Cheryl gave a nod to on her Instagram stories by thanking the streaming service.

Touching on her fluctuating position, sources told The Sun: ‘It’s dropping down the rankings fast this week despite it being her big comeback. It could easily end up falling further by the time the final charts are unveiled on Friday.’  

After becoming aware of the mixed reviews, Cheryl herself posted an impassioned message on Twitter on Tuesday, defending herself, after her performance garnered 45 Ofcom complaints.

Gorgeous: Cheryl was looking sensational in edgy black sunglasses on Thursday as she took to Instagram while prepping for her next live performance in Hits Radio Live in Manchester

Gorgeous: Cheryl was looking sensational in edgy black sunglasses on Thursday as she took to Instagram while prepping for her next live performance in Hits Radio Live in Manchester

Gorgeous: Cheryl was looking sensational in edgy black sunglasses on Thursday as she took to Instagram while prepping for her next live performance in Hits Radio Live in Manchester

She said that her single might not be to everyone’s taste, but she had watched back the performance and loved it, despite claims she had been left devastated over the negative comments she received about her live vocals. 

In a strongly-worded message, the singer did admit that her music and performances ‘aren’t for everyone.’ 

The Twitter post read: ‘I wanted to start by saying thank you all so much for your lovely comments and support for my performance on Sunday. You may not have read about them but I definitely saw and felt them!’

She continued: ‘Having spent 16 years in the public eye I have always been accepting of people’s opinions. Me personally, my music and performances are never going to be for everyone, And that’s OK.’

Cheryl ended the message by addressing reports she has been watching her performance back on repeat, writing: ‘Ps…. I did watch my performance back and I LOVED IT!’ 

Something to say: She then hit back after her X Factor comeback performance garnered negative reviews, along with 45 Ofcom complaints

Something to say: She then hit back after her X Factor comeback performance garnered negative reviews, along with 45 Ofcom complaints

Something to say: She then hit back after her X Factor comeback performance garnered negative reviews, along with 45 Ofcom complaints

https://textbacklinkexchanges.com/category/the-sun-world/

(Visited 35 times, 1 visits today)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *