Preparations for Panto season underway in Portsmouth

Christmas may still be a while away, but rehearsals in Portsmouth are full steam ahead.

It may be over a hundred days away, but in Portsmouth they're counting down the days until Christmas and the start of the panto season.

Many shows had to be cancelled last year due to covid restrictions - the Kings Theatre in Portsmouth being one of those forced to cancel.

The season had started, but then the city was put into Tier 3, meaning no shows could go ahead.

This year though there's no stopping them, with a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk firmly on the cards.

Sangeeta had a chance to catch up with two of the cast, Amy and Jack, who gave ITV Meridian a sneak preview of what is to come.