Footballers’ Wives is getting a musical remake and the first song is as bonkers as you’d expect

Nola Ojomu January 28, 2022
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The cast of Footballers' Wives

The cast of Footballers' Wives (ITV)

Footballers’ Wives The Musical is heading to the stage and fans have been given a first look at one of its songs.

As the nation prepares to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of the hit ITV series, a new musical is arriving just in time to help us all relive the fall and rise of femme fatale Tanya Turner.

Footballers’ Wives The Musical will follow the captain’s wife as she struggles to keep her marriage to footballer and lothario, Jason Turner, amid groupies, meddling club chairmen, deception, betrayal and murder.

The show, based on the first season, will be releasing songs (created by Kath Gotts) on streaming platforms for all to enjoy, and the first one has just dropped.

“Don’t Lose It” sees West End star Alice Fearn singing as Tanya Turner, who is lamenting about the fact her husband constantly fails to be the loyal partner she desires.

“I know the game / I know the score,” she sings.

The football puns keep on coming as the drama intensifies: “Remember what you need / Keep your eyes fixed on the goal.”

As you might expect, it’s a dramatic number and we can only imagine that there will be many more on that level in the full show.

Footballers’ Wives became a cult classic during its run from 2002 to 2006, with viewers delighted by the glamour and bad behaviour of the Earls Parks FC WAGS.

The iconic series was most loved for its outlandish storylines such as baby-swapping, murder and all sorts of adultery.

Gay awakenings were had up and down the nation when captain Conrad Gates got with teammate Noah Alexander – though the show cut scenes involving Noah being set up with a sex worker, which were branded at the time “the most explicit sex scene ever to be shown on prime time telly”.

Now the chaos will play out with musical numbers in the mix because why not?

“Don’t Lose It” is available to stream from all major distributors, while Footballers’ Wives is available on Britbox.



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