• Gemma Collins takes on a brand-new role
  • She starred in The Only Way Is Essex
  • Collins will tour the U.K. as part of Chicago

Gemma Collins could be coming to a stage near you in the near future! On Tuesday, the reality star took to Instagram with some exciting news, revealing that she's joining the U.K. touring cast of Chicago on several dates.

Collins to play "Mama Morton" in Chicago U.K. tour

Collins shared a gorgeous black and white photo of her standing on stage. Wearing a black pinstripe jacket with a revealing lacy outfit underneath, the former The Only Way Is Essex star looks confident and thrilled to be there. Two men stand behind her holding newspapers with bold headlines advertising her appearance in the show.

"It's official!" Collins declared in her caption. "I’m gonna be joining @chicagoonstage playing Matron ‘Mama’ Morton from Tues 31st May 2022!" She also revealed which U.K. cities fans can catch her in and when. The star's first show will be in Sunderland and she'll be with the production for almost two months, ending with a show in Oxford on July 23.

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Collins said she's "so excited" about being part of the musical's U.K. tour, which will be her theatrical debut. And she's not the only notable star getting her jazz hands on this year either! Earlier this month, Pamela Anderson shared that she will be playing "Roxie Hart" in the Broadway production of Chicago for a limited engagement.