BRITAIN'S Got Talent star Jamie Leahey and his trusty side-kick puppet Chuck will join an all-star cast in his hometown’s Christmas pantomime Cinderella, it has been confirmed.

Thirteen-year-old Jamie and Chuck recently wowed the judges and audience of Britain’s Got Talent with his ventriloquist act.

In June, he made it to the Grand Final finishing runner-up – winning a legion of fans along the way.

The pair will appear as themselves for a limited number of shows as a speciality act in festive pantomime Cinderella from Regal Entertainments Ltd.

St Helens Star: Jamie on the Star's front page in the run up to the BGT finalJamie on the Star's front page in the run up to the BGT final

Cinderella will run at St Helens Theatre Royal from Saturday, December 3 2022 to Sunday January 8, 2023.

Tickets are on sale now from £18.

Jamie and Chuck will star alongside fellow Britain’s Got Talent favourite comedian and musician Jon Courtenay, who was announced recently.

Jon won the TV show in 2020, and will play Prince Charming’s right-hand man Dandini in the seasonal spectacular.

More cast will be announced shortly.

According to theate bosses, through his Britain’s Got Talent appearances, Jamie also caught the eye of the entertainment industry professionals, resulting in multiple offers from venues across the country to appear in panto this Christmas.

However, the Rainford High pupil was keen to appear in his hometown this Christmas and chose the role for himself and Chuck in Cinderella at St Helens Theatre Royal.

Jamie said: “It’s been an epic year with my best friend Chuck – and I feel excited and honoured to be back performing at St Helens Theatre Royal.”

Jamie is not stranger to the Theatre Royal after he began entertaining people from a young age, putting on shows for family and friends, from costumes to props.

This led to his love of television and theatre and, in particular pantomimes and variety performances.

St Helens Star: Jamie and Chuck on Britain's Got TalentJamie and Chuck on Britain's Got Talent

Aged six, he landed his first part as Baby Face in Bugsy Malone with RTDA Dream Academy Of Arts at St Helens Theatre Royal.

He went on to appear in many more RTDA youth drama group productions including Grease, Singing In The Rain, and The Sound Of Music.

In 2019, he played Oliver in Pilkington Musical Theatre Company’s production of Oliver.

Jamie previously appeared in panto at St Helens Theatre Royal in 2016 playing Michael in Peter Pan.

He went on to play John in Peter Pan at the Liverpool Empire at Christmas 2019.

A pupil of Devine Theatre Company since January 2019, Jamie has developed his performance skills in acting, singing, and dancing.

Each year, he appears in the company Variety Spectacular Show challenging himself with different characters – these have included Trigger from Only Fools And Horses to Pinocchio in Shrek, all approached with great energy and enthusiasm.

Theatre manager Chantelle Nolan added: “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Jamie and Chuck to the cast of Cinderella for our Christmas pantomime 2022.

"Jamie has performed on the St Helens Theatre Royal stage before but it’ll be a brand new experience for Chuck – and I know they’re going to have a fabulous festive time especially in their hometown.

“Jamie and Chuck join the line-up alongside Britain’s Got Talent 2020 winner Jon Courtenay as Dandini – that’s a lot of incredible talent on one stage, but we have even more to come.

"Watch this space as there are more exciting names to announce very soon.”