Celebrity Big Brother contestant and self-styled fashion icon Heavy D has been announced has this year’s panto star at Epsom Playhouse.

The reality TV personality - real name Colin Newell but sometimes known as ‘the Boominator’ - will play the genie in Aladdin from December 16 to January 8.

The larger-than-life star shot to fame on Dave’s cult TV show Storage Hunters where he was known for his rivalry with host Sean Kelly and established himself as one of the viewers’ favourites by being extraordinarily loud and shouting the catchphrase ‘boom’ when he successfully bid for a precious lot.

Go to epsomplayhouse.co.uk for tickets.

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