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'The X Factor' Musical: Harry Hill's 'I Can't Sing' Drops Line Mocking Andrew Lloyd Webber To Avoid Offending Him

The 'X Factor' musical 'I Can't Sing' has been forced to change a line in the show's script mocking Andrew Lloyd Webber - because he owns the theatre where the show is running.

The original line made fun of Lloyd Webber's most recent West End show 'Stephen Ward' which received mixed reviews and is set to close after just four months.

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Simon Cowell

'I Can't Sing' was written by comedian Harry Hill, and is intended as a send-up of 'The X Factor', featuring characters based on Dermot O'Leary, Louis Walsh and Cheryl Cole, who announced last week that she will be returning to 'The X Factor' after three years away from the judging panel.

Meanwhile former 'Eastenders' star Nigel Harman is taking on the role of Simon, based on show boss Simon Cowell.

Far from being offended by his portrayal in the musical, Simon is one of the show's co-producers and also financed the project.

'I Can't Sing' opens on 26 March.

I Can't Sing: The X Factor Musical - London

I Can't Sing launch