Shoppers flocked to Chester B&Q in Chester on the weekend to meet Hollyoaks and Dancing On Ice star Jennifer Metcalfe.

Fans witnessed the raven haired beauty testing her home-improving skills against the clock in an instore wallpaper challenge with B&Q employee Andrew Skinner on Saturday, February 20.

B&Q Chester store manager Andy Richardson said: “We were very excited about welcoming everyone’s favourite Hollyoaks star into our store. From her role in the local soap to Dancing On Ice fame, we all couldn’t wait to meet Jennifer. Her DIY skills were brilliant and she won the challenge with minutes to spare. She even beat our decor manager which means her skills are ones to envy!

“She was so personable and really took time after her challenge to chat and take pictures with all admirers that came down to meet her. Some fans even travelled hours across the country to get the chance at a star studded selfie!”

The store, off Sealand Road, also offered a mixture of free family activities including face-painting, glitter tattoos and a balloon artiste.

Adults also delighted in the staff’s generosity as in-store vouchers were given in random acts of kindness across the day – with some lucky home-improvers getting £25 off their purchases.

Andy ended: “I’m not sure our Andrew will ever quite get over being beaten, especially by someone famous! It was a fantastic day and we hope all our shoppers enjoyed it as much as we did.”