After months of gruelling auditions Ben Irish was crowned winner of Panto Factor 2013 at the grand finale at the Grove Theatre in Dunstable on Thursday, September 26.
Eight finalists battled it out in an X Factor style show for the lead role of Dick Whittington in this years’ Christmas panto in front of four judges who decided the overall winner after two performances from each contestant.
Panto Factor judge and Dunstable Gazette editor Lynn Hughes grabbed the winner Ben Irish shortly after the show. Keep an eye on our website for more footage from the night.
>> Dick Whittington runs at the Grove Theatre from December 13 to January 5. Tickets are available from the box office on 01582 602080 or online at www.grovetheatre.co.uk