Frankie Bridge to replace Sophia Bush in '2:22 A Ghost Story'

Once a pop sensation in The Saturdays, now a successful author and broadcaster, Bridge will join the paranormal production currently in its fifth run.

Bea Maynard
Bea Maynard

Frankie Bridge will replace Sophia Bush, who's had to withdraw from the production following an ongoing illness, in 2:22 A Ghost Story.

Bush, who played Lauren, said in a statement, "I am truly gutted that my time in 2:22 A Ghost Story has come to an unexpected and early end. I came down with a virus in June and have not been able to bring my body back to a baseline."

"After weeks of being intermittently pulled off stage, visiting multiple doctors and spending a night in the Emergency Room, I’ve been advised by expert healthcare specialists that I needed to end my time on stage and be under the care of my doctors at home in the US."

The Saturday's star Bridge will join the play from August until the end of its run on 17 September.

"Never one to do things by halves, it’s an honour to be making my West End debut on such a clever, suspense-filled production and I couldn’t be more excited to join the cast. Lauren is a joy to play with so many layers and emotions to explore." Bridge said in a statement.

Following the split of her girlband The Saturdays, Bridge now is a broadcaster, author, podcaster. As well as being a finalist in ITV’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here, and a semi-finalist in BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, she is also a Sunday Times bestselling author with her memoir OPEN: Why Asking for Help Can Save Your Life.

2:22 A Ghost Story is at the Apollo Theatre through 17 September.

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