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Cheggers to star as 'Buttons' in Basingstoke panto

Keith Chegwin to star in Basingstoke panto Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

It may be only March, but it has been announced that the entertainer, Keith Cegwin will star as 'Buttons' in Cinderella at The Anvil in Basingstoke at Christmas.

Most recently part of ITV's Dancing on Ice, Cheggers last appeared in panto at The Anvil in 2001.

He said: “I am so glad to be back at The Anvil. I love appearing in panto and have great memories of performing here in Basingstoke. I know it’s March – but I can’t wait!”

Cinderella, at The Anvill will run from Thursday 11 December 2013 to Sunday 4 January 2014.

Cheggers and skating partner in the studio

Click video. He started out life as a children's television presenter in the 70s, his sister is a famous DJ - and his grace on the ice rink sent Pamela Anderson packing!

Keith Chegwin - who lives on the Berkshire/Hampshire - was, of course, last seen on our screens on ITV's Dancing on Ice. He was in the very capable hands of his skating partner Olga Sharutenko - and the two almost went all the way! They're chatting to Fred and Sangeeta.


'How' three TV legends got together....

Fred, Keith and Simon Credit:

On this evening's programme we have plenty to make you tune in ...... including a former children's television presenter, turned skater. Keith Chegwin will be here, telling us what he's been up to since his appearance on Dancing on Ice.

And, of course, Keith enjoyed catching up with former children's presenters Fred and Simon.

Cheggers on Ice... and Pamela

Television personality Keith Chegwin really was skating on thin ice in ITV's Dancing on Ice last week. After a nerve-tingling skate-off he was saved only by the casting vote of chief judge Robin Cousins.

It was the second time that Keith had faced the dreaded Save Me Skate ordeal. In the very first show he narrowly survived to skate another day, putting paid to the hopes of some glamorous opposition. Divya Kohli speaks to Cheggers and his partner Olgo Sharutenko.