Fans joke Cheryl ‘blessed’ an audience member at 2:22 A Ghost Story by ‘soaking’ her with wine


Fans have joked that Cheryl ‘blessed’ a lucky audience member by ‘soaking’ her with wine during her ‘incredible’ performance in 2:22 A Ghost Story on Sunday night.

The former Girls Aloud star, 39, kicked off her three-month stint as Jenny in the West End play on Saturday night and was met with rave reviews.

Her debut in the role, which has also been played by Olivier nominee Lily Allen, Laura Whitmore and Giovanna Fletcher, also prompted a lot of conversation on social media

Funny: Fans have joked that Cheryl ‘blessed’ a lucky audience member by ‘soaking’ her with wine during her ‘incredible’ performance in 2:22 A Ghost Story on Sunday night

One fan took to Twitter to reveal that they had been ‘soaked head-to-toe’ during Cheryl’s second night on stage, with fans joking that the star had ‘blessed’ her.

The audience member saw the funny side as she explained that as part of the thriller play, Cheryl had to knock over a glass of wine off the stage and into the front row. 

She said she ended up ‘soaked’ as the wine spilled across her jeans, before adding that she had previously been splashed in the same moment when Mandip Gill played Jenny.

She jokingly tweeted: ‘Just been soaked head to toe with wine. Thanks Cheryl xo’

Impressive: The former Girls Aloud star, 39, kicked off her three-month stint as Jenny in the West End play on Saturday night and was met with rave reviews

Impressive: The former Girls Aloud star, 39, kicked off her three-month stint as Jenny in the West End play on Saturday night and was met with rave reviews 

When asked what happened by a fan, she explained: ‘Cheryl knocks over a glass of wine during the show (it’s meant to happen) and she practically poured the whole glass right over me, it puddled it my jeans and I was sat soaked for the rest of the show.’

‘She knocks wine over and it goes on someone in the front row. Just so happened i got soaked this time around,’ she added. 

Speaking about when she last saw the show, she continued: ‘I saw the show when Mandip was Jenny so I knew it was coming but I didn’t expect so much to hit me.’

Seeing the funny side of the moment when replying to another Twitter user, she said: ‘Honestly I couldn’t stop laughing. Even if I am sitting in wet clothes now.’ 

'Soaked': One fan took to Twitter to reveal that they had been 'soaked head-to-toe' during Cheryl's second night on stage, with fans joking that the star had 'blessed' her

‘Soaked’: One fan took to Twitter to reveal that they had been ‘soaked head-to-toe’ during Cheryl’s second night on stage, with fans joking that the star had ‘blessed’ her

Fans were quick to respond to her tweets, with some saying the same thing had happened to them in previous performances, while another quipped that Cheryl had ‘blessed’ her.

One person penned: ‘jaklfmsdf been there (but that was thanks Mandip).’

While another wrote: ‘You’ve been blessed,’ to which the audience member replied: ‘I agree.’

Despite being ‘soaked’ with wine during the tense show, the dedicated fan still praised the show as ‘incredible’ in another tweet.

Amused: Fans were quick to respond to her series of tweets, with one quipping that Cheryl had 'blessed' her

Amused: Fans were quick to respond to her series of tweets, with one quipping that Cheryl had ‘blessed’ her

MailOnline has contacted Cheryl’s representatives for comment. 

It comes after Cheryl’s co-star has been forced to pull out of 2:22 A Ghost Story just days after she made her debut.

Hugo Chegwin, who plays Ben in the show, has had to bow out of the play after being struck down with the flu, making him too sick to rehearse.

The actor has been replaced by EastEnders star Jake Wood, who played the character in the play’s first ever run.

Splashed: Some even admitted that the same thing had happened to them during Mandip Gill's stint as Jenny (she is pictured on stage with Tom Felton)

Splashed: Some even admitted that the same thing had happened to them during Mandip Gill’s stint as Jenny (she is pictured on stage with Tom Felton)

Hugo said: ‘I’ve had the flu. Due to being poorly during the rehearsal period, I’ve had to pull out of the play. 

‘I’m absolutely gutted about this and I wish everyone involved in the play the best of luck. The cast are truly amazing.’

Jake Wood said: ‘It was an honour to originate the role of Ben at the Noel Coward, winning the WhatsOnStage best supporting performer in a male identifying role in a play Award for 2021, and I am so excited to be rejoining the cast until the end of April. 

‘Danny Robins’ script is funny, touching, and so entertaining and easily the best play I have ever read. If you’ve seen the show before, come back and see it again and I promise that you will enjoy it just as much as I know I will the second time around.’

Illness: It comes after Cheryl's co-star Hugo Chegwin has been forced to pull out of 2:22 A Ghost Story just days after she made her debut

Illness: It comes after Cheryl’s co-star Hugo Chegwin has been forced to pull out of 2:22 A Ghost Story just days after she made her debut

In the play, Cheryl plays a housewife named Jenny who becomes convinced of supernatural activity in her home.

The singer is reportedly set to pocket one of the biggest fees in West End history, with sources claiming she’ll earn £750,000 for four months work on the play.

Cheryl signed up for the role despite having little acting experience, and bosses are hoping that she will boost ticket sales.

From day one, the production has relied heavily on what’s known as stunt casting – where a celebrity, often with little or no acting experience, is given a role in order to sell tickets. 

Replacement: The actor has been replaced by EastEnders star Jake Wood (far right), who originated the character in the play's first run

Replacement: The actor has been replaced by EastEnders star Jake Wood (far right), who originated the character in the play’s first run

And Cheryl’s move to acting appears to be paying off, judging by early reviews from theatre-goers who were in the audience for her debut performance.

Online reaction claimed that Cheryl packed a ‘punch’ and performed without a single ‘stutter or stumbles’, while her jokes also reportedly landed well, as the cast received a standing ovation at the end of the show.

Speaking about her role with MailOnline ahead of her debut, Cheryl said: ‘A few people have said they wouldn’t expect this from me. But for me it doesn’t feel that far removed.

‘I think we like people to be in their little box where we know where to find them and we know what we’re going to expect. And when someone does something different, you’re like, ‘Oh’.

‘But for me it feels like a natural progression, if you like, the next step.’

The crux of the play is that at 2.22 every night Jenny hears the sound of footsteps and a man crying over the baby monitor. 

Her husband believes there must be a rational explanation and her guests agree to stay until the fateful hour to witness the event for themselves. 

The official synopsis for the play says: ‘Jenny believes her new home is haunted, but her husband Sam isn’t having any of it. They argue with their first dinner guests, old friend Lauren and new partner Ben. 

Plot: The crux of the play is that at 2.22 every night Jenny hears the sound of footsteps and a man crying over the baby monitor

Plot: The crux of the play is that at 2.22 every night Jenny hears the sound of footsteps and a man crying over the baby monitor 



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