FROM teen soap actor to the top of the charts and starring roles on the West End stage.

Jason Donovan has known them all and picked up thousands of admirers along the way.

Surrounded by a throng of camera-phone wielding shoppers, Jason was the centre of attention at the Waterstone’s book store on November 10, 2007.

For many of his Hampshire fans, a local appearance was too good an opportunity to miss.

Queues snaked outside Southampton’s Westquay shopping centre as they lined up to meet the Aussie star.

The former Neighbours heart-throb was promoting his new autobiography and put a smile on the face of many shoppers.

Fans of all ages, from his early soap days through to his role as a lead in hit musicals, were thrilled to see the man in the flesh.

Copies of Jason’s book, Between the Lines: My Story Uncut, were flying off the shelves for the star to sign.