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Former boy band star Duncan James is in Hastings this festive season to revive his role as Aladdin.
It is the sixth year the former Blue singer has taken to the stage in pantomime.
The cast are working to a gruelling schedule at the White Rock Theatre, performing two shows every day until December 29.
This year marks the seventh season out of the last eight in Sussex for Duncan's co-star Ben Watson.