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Stenson joins Shrek musical cast

Former Hollyoaks star Carley Stenson is to join the cast of Shrek The Musical.

The actress - currently starring in Legally Blonde The Musical - will take over from Girls Aloud's Kimberley Walsh as green-skinned Princess Fiona.

Carley, who found fame as Steph Cunningham in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks, will start when Kimberley bows out in May.

She will appear opposite Dean Chisnall as Shrek and Richard Blackwood as Donkey in the production which has extended its booking period until the end of March next year.

Carley, 29, has enjoyed the lead role of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde for a number of months and will take over as Princess Fiona on May 23.

Amanda Holden was the first actress to take the role in the West End production of Shrek, but left to concentrate on her pregnancy late last year.

More than half a million people have seen the show, based on the popular animated film, since it opened in May.

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