Roxanne Pallett shows off her animal magnetism in leopard print leotard as she lands lead in new Rocky Horror Show tour
13:10 GMT, 18 October 2012
She rose to fame as Jo Sugden on Emmerdale before gliding on to impress during her Dancing On Ice stint.
But now soap favourite Roxanne Pallett is now set to turn up the heat on stage.
The 29-year-old has been cast as the lead female in an upcoming six-month theatre tour of The Rocky Horror Show.
Leading lady: Roxanne Pallett smoulders in a sexy new shoot as it's
revealed she has been cast in a tour of cult story The Rocky Horror Show
And to celebrate the role she's posed in a brand new saucy photo shoot.
Wearing just an animal-print plunging leotard and skyhigh heels the actress smoulders in the pictures to mark the national tour.
Roxanne will play Janet in the production, a role made famous by Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon in the 1975 cult movie.
Shock horror: The actress poses in an animal print leotard to announce her role as leading lady Janet in the six-month trek
And she's set to star alongside former X Factor contender Rhydian as Rocky, while Superstar contestant Ben Forster is to play her fiance Brad.
West End star Oliver Thornton, who has appeared in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Phantom Of the Opera, Les Miserables, Chicago and Starlight Express, will follow in the footsteps of Tim Curry when he stars as the lead character of Frank ‘n’ Furter in the production.
The show will start in January to mark the 40th anniversary of the hit story by Richard O'Brien.
The Rocky Horror Show tells the story of Brad and his fiance Janet, two squeaky clean college kids who meet Dr Frank’n’Furter by chance when their car breaks down outside his house whilst on their way to visit their former college professor.
Raunchy: Roxanne shows off an edgier image in the photos and will star alongside X Factor's Rhydian and Superstar's Ben Forster in the production
It is an adventure they’ll never forget, with fun, frolics, frocks, and frivolity, bursting with timeless songs and outrageous outfits.
Pallett has given a glimpse of what she will look once her character gets manipulated after getting stranded at the ancient castle.
She can be seen showing off some scrawled words tattooed on her thigh in one candid shot.
While in another Roxanne poses showing off her long limbs and curves in the low cut leotard, while her hair is worn in a ponytail with a thick fringe.
The Waterloo Road star also changes into another raunchy get-up for the shoot as she stands in a tight pencil skirt and bralet.
Suggestively holding a belt as if it were a whip, the actress completes the look with some spiky heels as she smoulders at the camera.
Smouldering: The show will begin in January and travel around different UK cities to mark the story's 40th anniversary
She has most recently been seen in Casualty and recently shot British film Devil's Tower.
The Rocky Horror Show was first performed on 19 June 1973 at the Royal Court Theatre. It was an immediate success, transferring to three London theatres.
It was transformed into a film in 1974 called ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’. This film adaptation took over $135 million at the Box Office and is still shown in cinemas around the world 38 years after its premiere, making it the longest running theatrical release in film history.
Many stars, including Russell Crowe, Tim Curry, Jerry Springer and Meatloaf have appeared in The Rocky Horror Show over the past 40 years.