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Unusually for a stage actress, Jodie Prenger can catapult herself out of bed bright and early despite all the late nights that the theatre demands.The first to arrive at the YOU photo shoot at a West London studio, she is fizzing with excitement like an uncorked champagne bottle when she opens the door to me.

No wonder she’s feeling emotional, for Jodie is the girl who became the people’s choice in the BBC1 talent show I’d Do Anything earlier this year when she won the role of Nancy in Cameron Mackintosh’s West End revival of the Lionel Bart musical Oliver! When the show opens next month, she’ll star alongside Rowan Atkinson, who’s playing Fagin. Read more