SIMON Webbe will star in this year's Alhambra's panto, the T&A can exclusively reveal.

The singer from boy band Blue joins Billy Pearce and Christopher Biggins on a magic carpet ride into Old Peking for Aladdin, from December 8 to January 20, 2019

BRIT award-winning Blue sold more than 14 million records worldwide, releasing five albums and headlining UK tours. In 2011 Blue represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest with I Can. Simon released solo albums and singles and starred in Sister Act the Musical in the West End.

He was a runner-up on Strictly Come Dancing in 2014 series, and also appeared on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, and ITV2’s The Big Reunion. Last year he released his third album, Smile. Simon plays the title role of Aladdin opposite Billy Pearce in his 20th Alhambra panto.

“Simon’s stunning vocals will complement the much-loved comedy talents of Biggins and Billy. I’m sure they’ll make a formidable team," said Bradford Theatres general manager, Adam Renton.

* Tickets are available on (01274) 432000.