Now to a man who has been entertaining us for 27 years. In that time he's released 11 studio albums, won four classical Brit awards and has been Number One in both the UK AND the USA at the same time.
Not too bad for a man who left school with no qualifications! We are talking about the tenor known as the Voice, Russell Watson of course, who thrilled the crowds when her performed at Tonbridge Castle this summer.
Caroline Whitmore caught up with him to talk about his brand new musical, Heaven on Earth.
The Strictly Come Dancing judge we all love to hate, Craig Revel Horwood, takes to the stage and star as The Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs from 15 December 2017 at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton. He will be joined by the Chuckle Brothers...
The biggest virtual reality primary school lesson outside of the classroom has taken place on Brighton's beach.
Under the gaze of the i360 and next to the historic West Pier, 140 children journeyed to Rio de Janeiro and Mont Blanc.
Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to organiser Mark Slade and Tracey Bower from Hertford Infants School.
Artists, designers and Sussex Downs college students have come together to celebrate their love of Lewes with a light festival. Each work tells the story of the East Sussex town, shining a light on its forgotten past. Tony Green reports.
A man from the Isle of Wight is holding a music event with funds going to the organisations that helped his family when his wife had cancer.Read the full story ›
Winchester now has its own board game. The city has been transformed into a game of Monopoly, and players can buy city landmarks chosen by local people. Winchester is celebrating the life of Jane Austen, on the 200th anniversary of the author’s death. The game marks her contribution to literature.
A musical of the Titanic is starting its UK tour in Southampton next April. The timing of the stage show will be one hundred and six years since the liner set sail from Southampton in 1912.
Decendants of the crew will be invited to the opening night at the Mayflower Theatre to see a perfomance the producers say is sensitive and respectful. In Southampton five hundred households lost a family member. Sally Simmonds has our preview from the Sea city museum.
A Doctor Who fanatic has built two full-size Daleks...in his garden shed. It's all to help raise money for charity and so far £55,000 has been raised at various sci-fi shows.
Our reporter Richard Lawrence undertook an unusual journey to find out all about it. And then he encountered the Daleks...
Hundreds of parents and children demonstrated outside schools in Sussex - to show support for teachers and staff who say that, because of education budgets, they're cut to the bone.
The campaigners say there's an education funding crisis - and that children are suffering. Pupils dressed up as superheroes, to highlight that schools needed saving ... before it's too late.
The government, though, says - it IS making school funding fairer AND investing another £1.3 billion.
Our Social Affairs Correspondent Christine Alsford reports.
Interviewees: Alison Ali, Save Our Schools Brighton; Zoe McGuigan, Headteacher; Helen Quin, mother and School Governor; Caroline Lucas MP, Brighton Pavilion, Green; Mark McCadden, Sussex Primary Headteacher.
He's the undisputed king of the talk shows who's interviewed thousands of favourite stars over the years, becoming a household name himself in the process.
Well now Parky, or rather Sir Michael Parkinson, is taking the show on the road with a national theatre tour and he is coming to Sussex this week.
Duncan Wood got the chance to speak to the man himself ahead of the tour and found out who will be putting Parky on the spot - for a change.