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Starring role Dancing With The Stars' Jake Carter to play lead in Cheerios online panto

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Jake Carter with his professional dance partner Karen Byrne

Jake Carter with his professional dance partner Karen Byrne

Jake Carter with his professional dance partner Karen Byrne

JAKE Carter has revealed he will play the lead role in the Cheerios Pantomime this year.

The Dancing With The Stars winner tonight disclosed that he has been chosen to star in the online panto, which is produced by TV star Alan Hughes and his husband Karl Broderick.

Karl was recently seen distraught in a video he posted on Facebook when the couple’s company was not one of dozens of entertainment businesses which was not allocated grants in a €5 million scheme to alleviate disruption due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The pair were then overjoyed when the Government announced it had made a ‘mistake’ in not giving them funding, and presented them with a last minute cheque for €230,000 after initially applying for €300,000.

Alan, who plays Sammy Sausages in the show, will now be joined by Jake in the panto.

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Alan Hughes and Karl Broderick

Alan Hughes and Karl Broderick

Alan Hughes and Karl Broderick

“It was very doubtful but I am happy to say I am doing pantomime this year, I am back with the Cheerios gang,” Jake confirmed on Virgin Media’s Six O’Clock Show tonight.

“I can’t say too much but I am playing the role of Peter Pan in Peter Pan and I will have my green tights on, which is lovely.”

Nathan Carter’s house in Co Fermanagh has already got Christmas decorations up as he has filmed a festive TV special for the BBC there.

He and his brother are currently building an extension at the mansion.

They will also be giving one lucky winner of a raffle in aid of the Make A Wish charity their own private gig at their place of residence or wherever they want them to play for them.

“We decided that we wanted to raise a bit of money for Make A Wish and raise a bit of money for Christmas, as we haven’t played any gigs this year,” said Nathan.

They have so far sold 1,200 tickets at €5.50 and hope to surpass a total of 2,000.

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