Pictures show EastEnders star Martin Kemp at a bingo hall in Sutton over the weekend.

Actor Martin Kemp visited Mecca Rosehill on July 31, to celebrate the clubs 60th birthday.

Mecca Rosehill is the oldest bingo club in the UK, having turned 60 on July 29, the club marked six whole decades of Mecca madness in UK towns and cities.

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To celebrate the milestone, the club hosted a night of entertainment; complete with live music, bingo and a spectacular balloon drop.

On being at the event, Martin said: “With my own 60th birthday coming up in October, I know how special these milestones are, and I’m excited to be celebrating with Mecca, even getting to try my hand at bingo calling!

“It’s great we’ve now got opportunities to get together again and celebrate.”

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Martin and club customers were able to celebrate the birthday in style thanks to the West End Jerseys, who performed a dazzling set of Four Seasons classics, followed by Take That tribute band, Take This, who ensured it was the 'Greatest Day'.

With the success of the birthday event, Mecca is ensuring that post-lockdown, birthdays will be back in full swing.

On August 14, all Mecca clubs across the UK will host a night of Missed Birthday celebrations, complete with special prizes, birthday decorations and music.

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The bingo venue will continue to employ extensive safety measures with sanitiser stations, enhanced cleaning schedules and optional mask wearing.

A recent addition to the schedule to further support this is hourly bingo with new games starting every hour, bringing increased flexibility to the daily line up.

For information about the Missed Birthday event on August 14, download the My Mecca App.