Fans were devastated on Sunday as Cheryl was mysteriously absent from her scheduled performance in 2:22 A Ghost Story on the West End after taking over the role from Laura Whitmore earlier this year.
Fans hoping to see Cheryl on stage in the West End this evening were left disappointed, as the star was replaced for tonight’s performance of 2:22 A Ghost Story.
The 39-year-old has been playing Jenny in the drama since January this year after taking over the role from Girls Aloud singer Laura Whitmore.
While her absence seemed to come as a shock to many who went to the show, a rep for the star confirmed to the Mirror that it had indeed been announced earlier in the week – but it has prompted fans to share their disappointment online did not stop from
The representative said: “This was a pre-agreed day off, which was announced earlier this week.”
The singer has received many glowing reviews for her performance so far, but Sunday’s viewers were instead prepared to see actress Gemma Yates-Round take on the role.
News of Cheryl’s absence was reflected in a statement on the show’s website, which read: “The producers cannot guarantee the presence of any particular cast member at any performance. Appearance may be subject to a number of factors, including illness and holidays”. .
“No refunds or exchanges will be offered as a result of the artistes’ unavailability to perform in any performance.
“Please note that Cheryl will not be performing on Sunday March 19th.”
Fans took to Twitter ahead of the show to speculate as to why Cheryl was absent, with some questioning whether it was due to Mother’s Day, while others thought it could be due to son Bear’s upcoming sixth birthday. .
One user wrote: “I specifically avoided this week because it’s Mother’s Day and Bear’s birthday, I didn’t want to risk it!”
Another added his devastation at Cheryl’s no show, but admitted it didn’t spoil the occasion. He added: “So went to see @222ghoststory today and found out @cherylofficial is closed!
“But fair play to Gemma Yates-round you did amazing! All the actors were excellent”
He later joked that he still managed to see the star – as he saw it next to artwork on nearby streets. Uploading the photos, the user said: “Also managed to get a pic with @CherylOfficial today!! And found her on some of the theater’s street art! @222aghoststory”
A third seemed less than impressed when he received the news earlier in the morning as he wrote: “So you’re telling me I’m going to London to watch 2:22 and Cheryl is apparently on a day off “
Cheryl’s co-star, former EastEnders actor Jake Wood, said crowds were “blown away” by the songstress’ stunning debut last month.
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