Ferne McCann, 30, has announced she is eager to bag herself a new boyfriend ahead of potential future lockdown restrictions in Essex.

In light of this, the Echo takes a look at pictures of when Ferne came to Southampton.

The TV star was in the city to visit a local school and to surprise an incredibly special youngster.

Ten-year-old Nathan Boyce was given the surprise thank you for looking after his blind mum by Ferne and a bunch of Star Wars Stormtroopers.

Nathan had been caring for his mum Sarah since a brain tumour crushed her optic nerve, leaving her blind.

On October 21, 2016, a Hampshire charity organised the surprise thank you for Star Wars fan Nathan in front of classmates at Wordsworth School in Shirley.

The Honeypot children’s charity organised Britain’s Got Talent dance group Boogie Storm and Ferne Mccann to pay Nathan a special visit.

The pictures taken that day can be seen in the gallery above.