Lee Ryan has joined the cast of the jukebox theatre show Rip It Up The 70s alongside Louis Smith, Rachel Stevens (S Club 7) and Melody Thornton (Pussycat Dolls).

Having delved into the 1950s and 1960s, Rip It Up The 70s is set to take on the iconic decade that spawned disco, glam rock and so much more.

Lee first made his name as one-quarter of the chart-topping British boy band Blue, before launching a successful career as a solo artist.

The star joins the already announced Strictly Come Dancing champion Louis Smith MBE, Strictly finalist Rachel Stevens and The Pussycat Dolls star Melody Thornton in the production’s cast.

The new show will feature the stars singing and dancing to some of the biggest classics from the decade. More casting to be announced soon.

From David Bowie to Marc Bolan, through disco, soul and unmistakably huge pop anthems, the 1970s saw the likes of Eagles release Hotel California, the Bee Gees drop the genre-defining Saturday Night Fever and the boss himself – Bruce Springsteen – unveil Born to Run.

Elsewhere, the hugely influential songwriter and performer Carole King released Tapestry, Fleetwood Mac unleashed Rumours into the world, while iconic pop outfit and the arguable launch of boybands The Beatles dropped Let It Be as their frontman John Lennon revealed the stunning Imagine.

If that wasn’t enough, the 1970s were responsible for the rise of Queen, Elton John, The Carpenters, Mavin Gaye, and Barry White, as Led Zeppelin climbed their Stairway to Heaven and Pink Floyd explored The Dark Side of the Moon.

The announcement follows the success of Rip It Up the 50s and 60s, the latter starring Harry Judd, Jay McGuiness, Aston Merrygold and Louis Smith, which sold over 100,000 tickets across the UK and enjoyed a four month sell-out run at the Garrick Theatre, London.

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