Top television star Bradley Walsh is taking a break from Law & Order UK and The Chase to star in Peter Pan, this year’s pantomime at Milton Keynes Theatre.
And everyone’s favourite funny man says: “I can’t wait to be back.
“My happiest memories of panto were during my time there and I’ve been dying to return but my schedule over the last seven years hasn’t allowed me.
“However this year I’m back with a show that will be fun for everyone – especially me, so bring it on!”
A Milton Keynes Theatre spokeswoman said: “Bradley was our most popular panto star ever - he smashed box office records in 2006 in Cinderella and again in 2007 in Aladdin.”
He also played loveable rogue Danny Baldwin in the long-running soap Coronation Street and won Best Actor at both The Royal Television Society Awards and The TV Times Awards in 2006.
He will appear as Smee, Captain Hook’s hapless first mate.
David Bedella will take on the role of Hook, the biggest baddie in Neverland.
Bedella – an Olivier award winner – created the role of Satan/Warm Up Man in Jerry Springer – The Opera. His many stage credits include The Rocky Horror Show, Chicago, Evita and Dreamgirls.
Joining them on the decks of the Jolly Roger - after soaring to fame in Britain’s Got Talent – will be street dance sensations Flawless.
> Peter Pan will be at Milton Keynes Theatre from December 4 - January 11. Tickets cost from £12 to £32.50.
Ring the box office on 0844 871 7677 or book online at www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes