By Ciara

22nd May 2019

Former ‘Love Island’ star Amber Davies is being eyed for ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ thanks to her role in the West End’s ‘9 to 5’.

 

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The ‘Love Island’ star – who won the ITV2 dating show alongside then-boyfriend Kem Cetinay in 2017 – is said to be wanted for this year’s series of the BBC Latin and ballroom show after her role as Judy Bernly in the West End musician ‘9 to 5′ – based on the 1980 film of the same name, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton – brought her to producers’ attention, according to The Sun’s Bizarre TV column.

Amber is starring in the stage show alongside 44-year-old actress Louise Redknapp – who returned to her role as Violet in the show earlier this year after she was forced to pull out following a nasty fall – and Natalie McQueen, who plays Doralee.

The star shared her journey to the West End in a one-off reality show earlier this year, titled ‘Amber and Dolly: 9 to 5’ which aired on ITVBe.

The hour-long special followed Amber as she prepared to play Judy, a part played by Jane Fonda in the original film, which saw three colleagues band together in order to wreak revenge against their misogynistic boss.

The programme documented the actress’ vocal coaching and rigorous dance rehearsals to prepare for the show’s opening night.

Amber previously said of the experience:

“Performing on the West End has long been a dream of mine, and something I have been working towards my whole life.

“There really is not better role to play and having the opportunity to meet and work with Dolly Parton is another lifetime’s ambition fulfilled.”

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