Andrew FlintoffAndrew Flintoff

England cricketing great Andrew Flintoff is to try his hand at a different type of live performance - starring in a musical it was revealed yesterday. Flintoff is taking the lead role of Kevin Chadwick in ‘Fat Friends’ on a tour of England.

The curtain will go up on the show, which was originally a hit TV show written by award winning writer Kay Mellor, in Leeds, Yorkshire, in November.

"Having had the pleasure of recently working on an episode of Kay’s latest TV series, it’s great to have the opportunity to work with her again. I loved the TV series and think Fat Friends - The Musical, is going to give people a great night out. I’m really looking forward to it," said Flintoff.