Ecstatic Connie wins reality TV show

Telesales assistant Connie Fisher is set to become the West End’s biggest new star.

The 23-year-old from Pembrokeshire won first place in BBC1’s How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria.

And now she will follow in the footsteps of Julie Andrews who played the part in the much-loved film.

Tickets for the West End production are about to break box office records for advance sales.

The show’s co-producer Andrew Lloyd Weber has hit back at critics claims that Connie will only sing three times a week.

He said Connie will star six times a week and Emma Williams, who starred as Truly Scruptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bag, will play Maria in the two remaining shows.

He added: ‘In the West End musical world it’s absolutely normal for a younger leading lady to sing only six out of eight performances a week.’