Rotherham panto star Chico gets his skates on

PANTO star Chico has pulled out of some of his last shows in Rotherham after signing up for ITV’s Dancing On Ice

He will be on stage as usual tomorrow in Jack and the Beanstalk, but is not available today or on Sunday.

The former X-Factor favourite is swapping the boards of the Rotherham Civic Theatre for the ice rink after Chesney Hawkes was injured during rehearsals.

Understudy Matt Edmunds will take the role of Jack in the panto.

The theatre said it was writing to everyone with tickets for the affected shows. Anyone with further queries should call 01709 823641.