STARS of the Alhambra panto have traditionally visited patients at Bradford Royal Infirmary over the years.

With no panto this year, we’ve taken a look back at some hospital visits when the stars brought a smile to the faces of staff and patients.

Pictured above is Billy Pearce with Paul Chuckle, Matthew Croake and Sarah Goggin, stars of 2019/20 panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, having fun at the BRI.

And in 2019 Billy is pictured getting a trolley ride from cast members of Aladdin, including Blue star Simon Webbe, at the BRI children’s ward.

In 2010, when Billy was in Jack and the Beanstalk, he met BRI paediatric sister Jan Foster and healthcare assistant Marie Tommis on a hospital visit.

And in 2013, Billy joined Jenny Gaynor and Chico, co-stars of 2013 panto Aladdin, at the BRI children's ward, where they met young Safwan Habib, pictured above.

Finally in our gallery, Billy is joined at the BRI by Stephen Craig, Kelly Chinery and Sian Reeves with young patient Kayden Hewitt in 2011.