Richard Blackwood with Shrek the Musical cast

Rumour has it that Richard Blackwood will be dropped from Shrek the Musical and replaced by another actor.

The former MTV presenter has received poor reviews since their first preview and it seems the shows producers have noticed Blackwoods unpopularity.

However the official Twitter account of the show did tweet about Blackwood and refer to him as ‘our donkey’ so maybe it’s too soon to have a laugh at what may be the shortest and worst theatre career of anyone, ever!

And even though Blackwood has squashed the rumours , if Cheryl Cole the nations sweetheart, can get the X Factor boot, then so can Richard Blackwood.

The musical opens in a week, will we see a new actor play donkey or will Richard Blackwood still be making an ass of himself?