FORMER Coronation Street star Steven Arnold has been signed up for the Easter pantomime in Runcorn.

The Padgate born actor will perform in Beauty and The Beast from April 3 to 5 alongside Celebrity Big Brother and X Factor star Chris Maloney.

They are joining by Brindley pantomime favourites Rebecca Lake and Andrew Curphey along with local dancers and a great supporting cast.

Kevin Brown, producer, said “We can’t wait to bring professional pantomime back to Runcorn this Easter after four successful easter pantomime productions.

"We can't wait to bring everyone's favourite enchanting pantomime Beauty and The Beast to the stage this year.

"We have been working with the team at The Brindley Theatre over the last year and we have some really exciting things lined up for everyone! It’s going to be a fun filled family extravaganza."

Tickets are £14.50 and on sale now.