It's Chico time . . . oh, yes it is!

X FACTOR favourite Chico will star in this year’s panto at Rotherham Civic Theatre.

Chico. who reached the X Factor quarter finals in 2006 and had a number 1 hit with It’s Chico Time, will star in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Civic from December 2.

Rotherham Theatres Manager, Mark Scott, said: “We've had some great names light up the stage before, but in terms of sheer fun-factor and performance, Chico takes the cake. He’s a fantastic performer and a real coup for Rotherham.”

Tickets for Jack and the Beanstalk are available from the Box Office, in the Central library and Arts Centre on Walker Place, by calling 01709 823621 or online at www.rotherham.gov.uk/theatres and following the on-screen instructions.