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Lee Mead to JCS and Gethin to Joseph...according to Baz

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In Bazs column today he says Lee Meads next role will be in the tour of JCS, and Gethin Jones will be putting on the loin cloth as Joseph. Not sure how much truth there is but he is usually pretty spot on
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What???
Can Gethin actually sing? i always take what Baz says with a pinch of salt.Sometimes i feel he just writes stuff to fill column inches
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Baz is at least 5800% more reliable than the Mirror though. So I'd say Gethin is at least far more likely to go into Joseph than the other rumour. Popbitch apparently have also reported on Gethin going into Joseph. It's... not totally unbelievable, I'd say.
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If he can sing then its good casting, he will look VERY good in the loin cloth.
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Well, obviously there are exceptions, but usually people in showbiz who worked to get there (ie went to stage school, not big brother) will be able to sing and act, maybe even dance.

I'd say he has at least acting and dancing down...so he may strike us with a triple threat!

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Well, I've definitely heard worse than Gethin.

Like... Zoe! Urgh! She's causing me pain! XP
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I looked to see if there was a clip on Youtube (isn't), but he did do the Blue Peter "Any Dream Will Do" audition thing. And he was pretty diabolically awful, as I recall!

But it would just be doing a "Philip Schofield" for this decade. He would sell tickets! And that apparent quote from a cast member who said he was "flat enough to have canals" was both quite funny and highly unlikely to have been made up. But whether that was re audition or rehearsing is another question. It seems a little early to have been reheaasing in a hurry in the theatre itself, unless the plan is to have him cover during Lee Mead's next break as well.
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But what happened to Zac Efron then, after the Wicked one indicated that he had apparently signed? Or was Gethin Jones the previous anticipated "exciting" announcement that didn't happen, possibly because he really couldn't sing adequately at all?
Updated On: 9/19/08 at 11:35 AM
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and would Lee go on tour? As the misses indicated she left the radio ass they didnt see enough of each other.
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i've seen him in a concert when i was in Wales and i didnt think he was that bad. i think the youtube vid posted is a bad representation.

atleast he can hold a tune...
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Well, he has Grade eight piano and violin so that suggests that he's at least musical even if not a great singer. And yes I also agree Gethin in a loin cloth mmm.....
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i thought zac efron was in the running for the joseph role after lee mead finished? it was in talks with andrew lloyd webber.
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This tour has been planned many months ago and is due on the road next August. (shrugs)
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I would actually love a JCS revival (preferably with Steve Balsamo again)! But a tour seems a little surprising, especially with someone as prestigious now as Marianne Elliott at the helm. And August timing seems odd as well.

But that something was happening re JCS did occur to me when I heard that Daniel Boys had sung "Gethsemane" at the Faenol, and then that Jessie girl sang "I don't know how to love him" at the concert last week as well. Please tell me that if it is still on the table, that it isn't going to be a reality show fest, like the Joseph tour! Or maybe it isn't known yet who else is involved?

And was Gethin Jones the announcement that didn't happen, or did Zac Efron not sign as you previously suggested?