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The Crown bosses hire Suranne Jones' on-screen lesbian lover to play Cherie Blair

CHERIE Blair was one of the most high-profile partners of any British Prime Minister.

No surprise then that fans of The Crown have been curious about who would be cast as the QC.

I can reveal that the part will go to Lydia Leonard, who is perhaps best known for playing the lover of Suranne Jones' character in BBC1 drama Gentleman Jack.

Coincidentally, Suranne was the leading lady in the Beeb’s Doctor Foster, with Bertie Carvel as her cheating husband.

Bertie will play Cherie’s husband Tony Blair in series five of The Crown, which airs next year.

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