Ex-Hammond student Jorgie Porter to appear in panto

I'm a Celebrity contestant and ex-Hollyoaks actress will tread the boards at the Liverpool Empire
Jorgie Porter attending the Daddy's Home premiere in Leicester Square

Former Chester dance school student Jorgie Porter will star as Snow White in this year’s festive panto production at the Liverpool Empire.

Jorgie, 28, who attended The Hammond School at Hoole Bank from aged 16-21, played Theresa McQueen in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks and last year came fifth in ITV show I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

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Since coming home she’s taken part in Lip Sync Battle for Channel 5, worked with E! on their live red carpet coverage of the Golden Globes and most recently she was announced as part of the cast of the much-anticipated remake of the comedy Are You Being Served? which will be aired on BBC1 later in the year.

Jorgie Porter taking part in a bush tucker trial on last year's I'm a Celebrity

Now Jorgie has something to look forward to in the run-up to Christmas as well as her birthday - she was born on Christmas Day 1987 - as she takes the title role in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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Jorgie, who grew up in Trafford, Manchester, said: “I’m so excited, it’s every girl’s dream to play a princess and Snow White is one of the best!

“What an honour it is to be appearing at the Liverpool Empire too, which is such a beautiful theatre, and the pantomime audiences are the best in the country so I can’t wait to see everyone.”

It was while appearing on I’m a Celebrity that Jorgie became emotional when revealing her family’s struggle to secure her dream place at dance school.

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Finally, her wishes came true when she gained a government grant which paid for her musical theatre course at The Hammond, where she is fondly remembered.

Joining Jorgie in Snow White are Empire pantomime favourites, Radio City breakfast show presenter Leanne Campbell as the Wicked Queen and Liam Mellor as the lovable comic Muddles.

Leanne Campbell in Dick Whittington at the Empire in 2015

It will be Leanne’s fourth consecutive year at the theatre for Christmas, while Liam returns after entertaining audiences in the role of Idle Jack last year.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is at the Empire from December 10-31, with two shows on most days and tickets priced from £11.

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