GMA-7 singer Aicelle Santos is set to join the cast of Miss Saigon's UK tour.
The singer-actress will play the role of Gigi, a character first portrayed by Filipina singer Rachelle Ann Go in 2013.
This was confirmed by Aicelle's manager, Carlo Orosa, through a text message sent to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal).
The 33-year-old singer is scheduled to fly out on the third week of March for Manchester to train.
The Pinoy Pop Superstar alumna is also contracted to join the tour for a period of 10 months to a year.
According to Orosa, "She is thrilled, excited, and in high spirits for what has happened!"
In 2013, Aicelle also auditioned for a role in Miss Saigon, and even made it in the short list.
However, she decided not to pursue it because she was doing Katy! The Musical.
Currently, Aicelle stars in the restaging of Himala: The Musical, which is based on the 1982 movie of Nora Aunor.
She is also known for her role as Aileen in the musical Rak of Aegis.
Her last acting project on TV was the recently concluded afternoon drama series Impostora.
Aicelle first joined showbiz when she won first runner-up in the second season of Pinoy Pop Superstar in 2006.
The batch's champion, Gerald Santos, has also joined the cast of Miss Saigon UK as Thuy.