Denise Welch joins the cast of pantomime Cinderella in Northampton

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Denise Welch is set to join Bobby Davro to perform in pantomime Cinderella at the Royal & Derngate in Northampton this Christmas.

Denise, who is a regular panellist on ITV’s Loose Women, will star as the Fairy Godmother alongside Davro, who will play Buttons.

Denise recently competed in Dancing On Ice and has starred as Natalie Horrocks in Coronation Street, Steph Haydock in Waterloo Road and Marsha Stubbs in Soldier Soldier.

Earlier this year she entered the Big Brother house and was crowned the winner of Celebrity Big Brother.

She recently appeared in the UK tour of the stage adaptation of Steel Magnolias.

Cinderella is staged by Qdos Entertainment, the largest pantomime producer in the world.

Jonathan Kiley, Executive Producer of Cinderella, said: “We are delighted that we have been able to secure Denise as the Fairy Godmother in this lavish production of the most popular pantomime title of them all.

“As well as beautiful sets, stunning and outrageous costumes, Cinderella has that very special moment when Cinderella is transformed from rags-to-riches and magically transported to the Ball by Shetland ponies.”

Royal & Derngate Chief Executive Martin Sutherland said: “With Bobby and Denise heading up the cast, we’ve got a great show in store for audiences this Christmas. This will be a real festive treat for families and groups. Tickets are already selling fast, so we recommend people book early to get their preferred dates.”

Cinderella at Royal and Derngate will run from Friday, December 7, 2012 to Sunday, January 6, 2013.

Tickets can be booked by contacting the Box Office on 01604 624811 or by visiting the theatre’s website at www.royalandderngate.co.uk