ACTOR John Partridge will be back up north to star in Rufus Norris’ multi award-winning production of Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical Cabaret,.

The Radcliffe performer, who won the nation’s hearts when he won Celebrity MasterChef last year, recently appeared at The Lowry in the hilarious Rough Crossing.

This time, John, who became a household name playing Christian in EastEnders, stars as the Emcee. Cabaret comes to the Palace Theatre in February next year as part of a UK tour.