WATCH: South Shields X Factor winner Joe McElderry to star in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joe McElderry is taking on the lead role in musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Joe McElderry is taking on the lead role in musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

X Factor champ Joe McElderry is set to don the famous coat of many colours for a UK tour next year.

The 24-year-old, from Westoe, South Shields, has taken to social media to announce he’ll be starring in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat next year.

Joe, who also came out on top on reality shows Popstar To Operastar and The Jump, said he was “excited” about the role.

In a video posted on YouTube, Joe said: “I’m here on the photoshoot for the Joseph 2016 UK tour.

“I’m very excited to be going into the show and it’s a brand new challenge for me, and I can’t wait. I’m going to be on tour travelling around to loads of different place.

“Joseph is one of those timeless musicals, first of all. I grew up listening to all the music, I’ve seen the show. It’s a great family show, it’s feel-good and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into it.”

He added: “If you haven’t seen Joseph before you should come to see it because it’s a great family-friendly musical, the music’s fantastic, you can sing along, and it’s a great night for all ages.”

Joe is currently in rehearsals for rock opera The Who’s Tommy, in which he’s playing the eponymous role at the Blackpool Opera House later this month.

Twitter: @vickinewmanjp

Joe McElderry is set to star in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the 2016 UK tour.

Joe McElderry is set to star in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the 2016 UK tour.

Joe McElderry is set to star in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the 2016 UK tour.

Joe McElderry is set to star in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the 2016 UK tour.

Joe McElderry is set to star in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the 2016 UK tour.

Joe McElderry is set to star in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the 2016 UK tour.