With Gary Barlow set to find the stars of a new Take That musical via TV casting show Let It Shine, James Whale chatted to Lee Mead, nine years on from his own time on Any Dream Will Do, about what the hopefuls and eventual winners could expect from the experience.
There was also a chance for Lee to mention the home town finale to his autumn UK tour Some Enchanted Evening which reaches Southend on Friday 28 October, before he headed north for week two of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang's time in Sheffield.
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First published: 6 July 2016