Last Updated on 11th October 2011

There’s been an Ugly Betty shaped hole in our hearts ever since the last episode aired earlier this year, so we couldn’t have been happier with the news that America Ferrera has signed up to appear as Roxie Hart in the hit West End musical, Chicago.

We saw her character’s fashion sense being called into question several times per Ugly Betty episode, but America Ferrera won’t have to worry about that in Chicago. The 27-year-old actress will be swapping Betty’s trademark thick-rimmed glasses, braces and infamous poncho for a sexy black lace leotard instead.

America Ferrera may have some big shoes to fill – as the likes of Denise Van Outen and Ashlee Simpson have played the part on stage, as well as Oscar-nominated Renee Zellweger in the 2002 film – but we don’t think she will have any problems taking on the role.

If you want to catch America Ferrera in action, her eight-week stint begins on November 7th at London’s Garrick Theatre.

[Daily Mail] 

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