'Can't wait for you all to see it': Nicole Scherzinger confirms new role in Dirty Dancing television remake
Nicole Scherzinger has confirmed her part in ABC's forthcoming TV remake of Dirty Dancing.
Sharing her excitement via Twitter on Tuesday, the former Pussycat Dolls singer said she was 'so excited' to join the cast of the 1987 adaptation, which already features Abigail Breslin and Debra Messing.
The 37-year-old is said to be reinventing the role of Johnny's original dance partner Penny, which was originally played by Cynthia Rhodes almost three decades ago.
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Back to acting: Nicole Scherzinger has revealed that she will join the cast of ABC's television remake of Dirty Dancing
Hawaii-born Nicole told her Twitter followers: 'So excited to join the cast of @ABCNetwork #DirtyDancing remake! Can't wait for you all to see it!'
And sharing a picture of her health checks and fitness training, the brunette added: #dirtydancing !!! I'm so excited!!! Lol! I'm coming for ya! #imcomingforyou'
Nicole, who went solo from the girlband in 2010, turned her hand to acting in 2014 when she took part in London's West End revival of Cats: The Musical.
It's back: ABC announced the three-hour adaptation of the 1987 romantic flick, starring Patrick Swayze as Johnny Castle and Jennifer Grey, portraying Baby Houseman
In training: Nicole announced the news via Twitter and Instagram on Tuesday as she was pictured doing some physical prep
So excited: The star shared her excitement about playing Johnny's dance partner Penny
The US network announced the remake back in December 2015, naming Little Miss Sunshine's Abigail in the lead role of Baby Houseman.
Penny falls pregnant in the original film and opts for an illegal abortion, forcing Baby to step in and dance with Johnny Prattes, who was originally played by Patrick Swayze.
Will & Grace actress Debra has been placed in the role of Marjorie Houseman, Baby's mother, though the actor taking on Johnny has not be confirmed.
The three-hour adaptation is thought to follow the same storyline, though its air date has yet to be revealed.
Into the role: The role of Penny was originally played by Cynthia Rhodes
Showing her how it's done: Penny falls pregnant and is forced to step down from the dancing role
Stage training: Nicole turned her hand to acting in 2014 when she took part in London's West End revival of Cats: The Musical as Grizabella
A second film was made about the romantic flick favourite was made in 2003, Dirty Dancing 2, but flopped at the Box Office.
Starring Romola Garai, Diego Luna it was reimagining of the classic boy meets girl, girl is forbidden from seeing boy, boy and girl defy the family's wishes, though it's all set in 1959 Cuba.
The challenging moves - like the memorable swan lift that Abigail will have to master - will surely be no trouble for dance and musical-theatre trained Nicole.
She first found fame as part of the Burlesque troupe PCD, but Nicole emerged as the breakout star and went on to have a successful solo career.
Confirmed: Abigail Breslin (left) will play the lead role of Baby Houseman while Debra Messing (right) has been placed in the role of Marjorie Houseman
Tough moves: The infamous swan lift is something that Abigail may have to learn, swiftly
No problem: Dance and musical theatre-trained Nicole will surely not be phased by the dance part
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