Frankie Bridge lands huge new job as US star Sophia Bush is rushed to hospital and pulls out of show | The Sun

FRANKIE Bridge has landed a huge new job after US star Sophia Bush was rushed to hospital.

Former Saturdays singer Frankie, 34, will take over the role of Lauren in 2:22 A Ghost Story since Sophia has had to withdraw due to illness.

Marking her West End debut, Frankie will perform at London's Apollo Theatre from August until the end of the run on 17 September.

One Tree Hill legend Sophia said: “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."

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Frankie added: "I’ve loved 2:22 A Ghost Story since I first saw it, so landing the role of Lauren is a total dream come true.

"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. I can’t wait for you to meet her!"

But it's not the first time this has happened.

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Earlier this year, Cheryl's installment was thrown into chaos when Hugo Chegwin withdrew due to illness during the rehearsal period – being replaced by EastEnders legend Jake Wood.

The Girls Aloud star was playing Jenny, following in the footsteps of Lily Allen, Laura Whitmore, Giovanna Fletcher and Mandip Gill.

This time around, Jaime Winstone will be leading the cast – along with Clifford Samuel and Ricky Champ.

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