Alexandra Burke To Star In ‘The Bodyguard’

X Factor UK winner and "Overcome" singer Alexandra Burke has signed on to perform in "The Bodyguard."

Due to take over for Beverley Knight in June, Burke will portray Rachel Marron, the iconic role Whitney Houston had in the blockbuster 1990s hit movie.

"I am a massive Whitney Houston fan so to be given the opportunity to play a role made famous by her every night will be a real privilege," Burke said in a statement. "I start rehearsals very soon with my fellow cast mates and the brilliant creative team and, with a little trepidation, I am looking forward to our first performance in June."

Directed by Thea Sharrock, "The Bodyguard" will run through August at London's Adelphi Theatre.