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TV LAND: Rivals is rocked.

Byline: nicola methven

CHAOS on the set of Simon Cowell's ITV drama Rock Rivals, where filming was thrown into disarray after producers belatedly decided to switch one of the main actors.

The drama, which attempts to recreate the excitement of The X Factor, had been filming in Dublin for more than a month when disaster struck.

It seems producers went off "contestant" Luke - who, unfortunately, was supposed to go all the way to the final.

So the young actor was out on his ear and lots of scenes now need to be refilmed with replacement Sol Heras.

An ITV spokeswoman tells me: "Following the viewing of early footage, ITV and the production team made a creative decision with regard to the part of Luke. We decided it was necessary to recast the role."

Luckily the show, which stars Michelle Collins and Sean Gallagher as warring married judges, is still on course to hit the screen early next year.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 19, 2007
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