A WEST End star from Helensburgh will grace TV screens across the country this weekend as stars from a host of musicals take to the stage.

Reuben Joseph is nine months into a year-long stint in the title role in Hamilton, the musical version of the life story of Alexander Hamilton, one of the USA's 'Founding Fathers', at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre.

The former Hermitage Academy pupil will feature in The National Lottery’s Big Night of Musicals, with a special 90-minute programme to be broadcast on BBC One.

He was nominated for Best Takeover Performance at the annual WhatsOnStage (WOS) Awards earlier this year.

Reuben told the Advertiser last September - just a short time into his year-long run in Hamilton - that his heart still remained in Helensburgh, where he made his stage debut while a P3 pupil at Hermitage Primary School.

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This weekend's musicals special will be far from his first appearance on the small screen, too, with fans of the 2021 BBC drama Vigil - set on board a nuclear submarine based on the Clyde and inspired by the boats and crew members based at Faslane - fondly remembering his role as DS Porter, alongside Suranne Jones and Rose Leslie.

A second series of Vigil was announced yesterday, though Reuben was not named among the cast - the result, we assume, of his commitments in the West End to what has become one of the most popular new musicals of recent years.

Viewers watching this weekend's prime-time TV special can enjoy a performances from 13 West End shows, including Six, Wicked, Matilda, Disney’s Newsies, and The Bodyguard as well as Hamilton.

The National Lottery’s Big Night of Musicals will be broadcast on BBC One on Saturday, March 25 at 7.50pm.

A special programme for BBC Radio 2, featuring exclusive backstage access to the show, will be broadcast on Sunday, March 26 at 8pm, presented by Samantha Barks and Layton Williams.