Amanda Holden will not be performing from 30 May to 5 June 2011

Olivier Award-nominated actress and presenter Amanda Holden will star as Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical, who has revealed she is six months pregnant and expecting a son in March.

This new stage musical is based on the story and characters from the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film Shrek, the first chapter in the much loved series of irreverent fairy tales.

Broadway stage show Shrek The Musical is scheduled to open in the West End on 6 May 2011 at Theatre Royal Drury Lane.