A popular performer from CBBC will star in the Fareham panto this year.

Ferneham Hall are rolling out the red carpet for a Royal Ball and top of the VIP list is Ed Petrie who will be playing Buttons in Cinderella at the venue this Christmas and New Year.

Ed’s best known for presenting the Royal Television Society Award nominated Marrying Mum and Dad and the BAFTA nominated All Over the Place¬ – both on CBBC - as well as with his time on-screen cactus sidekick on Ed and Oucho’s Excellent Adventure and his other pal, Hacker T Dog, on Hacker Time.

He trained with the National Youth Theatre and later at Goldsmith’s College, London and started performing life as a stand-up comedian before moving into acting and then onto presenting – he was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Children’s Presenter in 2008.

As well as his television work Ed has enjoyed taking part in a number of pantomimes around the country and is looking forward to Christmas in Fareham this year:

“Having grown up on the south coast I’m super excited to be within sniffing distance of the English Channel this Christmas and have heard great things about Ferneham Hall’s pantos. Buttons has to be my all-time favourite panto character, relentlessly cheerful despite the fact that Cinderella has totally friend-zoned him. Can’t wait till December!

As Cinderella’s faithful best friend, Buttons, Ed – along with some magical assistance from the Fairy Godmother - will be our heroine’s only hope for a magical night to remember.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Jordan Productions pantomimes at Ferneham Hall.

Tickets are on sale now at www.fernehamhall.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01329 231942

Cinderella is at Ferneham Hall, Fareham from Friday 14 December 2018 until Sunday 6 January 2019.