Actor Bastiaan Ragas wants to lose 8 kilos in the next month and a half for the


reunion that will take place on October 21.

The former lead player from the musical told this on Thursday in


the talk show of Johnny de Mol.

"I started this morning, my wife pushed me out of bed: you have to get back to work," Ragas said.

The fifty-year-old actor and singer has joined a sports group of neighborhood fathers to achieve his goals.

"I want to get back to the body I had twenty years ago."

The original cast of the Dutch version of Aida will meet again on October 21.

This anniversary concert will take place in Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht.

On that day it is exactly twenty years ago that Aida premiered in the Netherlands.

Musical stars Antje Monteiro, Carolina Dijkhuizen and René van Kooten also participate in the performance.

The musical by Elton John and Tim Rice attracted full houses for two years in the Circustheater in Scheveningen.

In total, more than 1.2 million visitors saw the performance.