A larger than life performer and TV personality chose a zoo to promote his upcoming pantomime.

Dancing on Ice judge and West End theatre star Louie Spence danced into Drusillas Park yesterday to launch Aladdin, a panto which is set to feature at the White Rock Theatre, Hastings in December.

Louie will star as the Slave of the Ring in the stage offering between December 12 and 28.

Energetic Louie made a costumed appearance at the award-winning zoo and posed for picture before meeting visitors and signing autographs.

For more information on the zoo visit www.drusillas.co.uk. To find out more visit www.whiterocktheatre.org.uk