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Children’s TV favourite Naomi is new panto star

Naomi Wilkinson, the new Cinderella in Chesterfield this Christmas
Naomi Wilkinson, the new Cinderella in Chesterfield this Christmas

Popular children's TV presenter Naomi Wilkinson has replaced controversial TV star Roxanne Pallett as Cinderella in the Pomegranate Theatre pantomime in Chesterfield.

The former Emmerdale actress pulled out of the role and other work after a storm of bad publicity over the Celebrity Big Brother ‘punchgate’ row.

Naomi Wilkinson began her career as a Butlin’s Redcoat and made a splash as the effervescent host of Channel 5’s Milkshake! which she presented for 10 years.

She has been a constant and well-loved face on UK TV screens ever since, notably as the presenter of Marrying Mum & Dad, Countryfile, Finger Tips and Live ’n’ Deadly with Steve Backshall among many others.

Naomi quickly established herself as a children’s TV favourite, well-loved by children and parents alike for her bubbly, energetic persona and daredevil attitude.

Cinderella also stars Rhydian Roberts from X Factor as Prince Charming.

Tickets are on sale now and can be booked online at www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk/panto or via the box office on 01246 345 222.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​