13/04/2011 12:10 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Kara Tointon &Amp; Rupert Everett Get Set For West End With First Pygmalion Rehearsals

My Fair Lady: Kara and Rupert begin rehearsals. Photo: PA

Kara Tointon and Rupert Everett have been busy getting West End ready, as these pictures of their first Pygmalion rehearsals prove.

Kara won us over with her walzing when she was crowned queen of last year's Strictly Come Dancing, so we were thrilled to discover that she'd be taking on the infamous role of Eliza Doolittle on the London stage - and even more so when it was confirmed she'd be acting opposite Hollywood veteran, Rupert Everett.

Getting into character. Photo: PA

With Rupert playing the Professor Higgins to Kara's Eliza, the ever-professional pair were getting into character during the first day of rehearsals yesterday in London.

West End ready: Pymalion hits the stage in May. Photo:PA

Pygmalion - perhaps better known as it's alternative film title, My Fair Lady - is set to hit the Garrick Theatre in May.

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