Theakston begins new West End role

TV presenter Jamie Theakston finds himself facing a spot of woman trouble in his latest West End role.

TV presenter Jamie Theakston finds himself facing a spot of woman trouble in his latest West End role.

Theakston plays a returning war hero in the revival of Somerset Maugham’s Home and Beauty, which opens at the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue later this month.

He comes back from the front only to find that he has been presumed dead and his wife has married his best friend.

His character, Frederick Lowndes, then finds himself caught in a love triangle as his wife struggles to choose between her two husbands.

Theakston landed the lead role after a successful West End debut in the play Art.

He reportedly turned down the job of co-hosting new BBC talent show Fame Academy with Cat Deeley in order to take on the part.

The 31-year-old recently announced he was putting his roles as a Top of the Pops presenter and Radio 1 DJ on hold to concentrate on his burgeoning acting career.

He can pick up some acting tips from former girlfriend Joely Richardson, with whom he remains close despite their split.

Earlier this year he faced humiliation when he was caught visiting a Mayfair brothel.

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