Alison Hammond sends fans wild as she announces huge new gig away from This Morning

This Morning's Alison Hammond will be making a comeback to the panto scene this holiday season and fans are over the moon.

It follows the 49-year-old's 2023 panto stint, which Alison said she loved "every second" of when taking part in Jack and The Beanstalk at the Birmingham Hippodrome.

The beloved TV star is set to take on the role of the Magical Mermaid in this year's Peter Pan adventure. Hammond shared the news with a poster reveal on Instagram to her impressive following of 1.5 million people, exclaiming: "I'm back ! ! Peter Pan coming soon to @brumhippodrome @mattslackofficial."

Extending her excitement in the official statement for the show, she stated: "Birmingham..... I'm back! I'm SO excited to return to the Hippodrome this Christmas in Peter Pan as the Magical Mermaid alongside the hilarious Matt Slack."

Relishing her previous experience, she recalled: "I loved every second of Jack and the Beanstalk last year, we had so much fun, but it went by so fast that I had to come back for another. Birmingham is home to the best audiences, and I can't wait to see them all in Neverland soon!"

alison hammond sends fans wild as she announces huge new gig away from this morning

A poster for Peter Pan featuring an image of Alison Hammond and Matt Slack

alison hammond sends fans wild as she announces huge new gig away from this morning

Close up of Alison Hammond smiling presenting This Morning

Celebrating her return, Jon Gilchrist, Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer at Birmingham Hippodrome expressed his delight, saying: "We are extremely excited to welcome back Birmingham legend Alison Hammond to the Hippodrome for our panto this December," reports the Express.

Echoing the audience's sentiments from the past year, he added: "The audience reaction to Alison last year was incredible and we know that she is going to be a fantastic addition to the Peter Pan cast as the Magical Mermaid."

"Panto is such a special time of year, and we love seeing families and friends come together to share in the magic of live performance over the festive season," he concluded.

Alison finds herself in excellent company on stage as she teams up once again with Matt Slack, who scooped the Best Comic accolade at the UK Pantomime Awards for his stellar act in last year's Jack and the Beanstalk.

Marking his 11th consecutive year, Slack is set to dazzle audiences at the Birmingham Hippodrome production yet again.

The announcement of Alison's return sent waves of excitement through her fanbase, with many flocking to her Instagram post to express their joy, and even Drag Race icon Michelle Visage couldn't contain her enthusiasm, writing: "I gotta come see!"

Meanwhile, one of Alison's fans raved: "So thrilled," as another echoed, "Yesss already booked." Other delighted comments included: "AMAZING news," "That is fabulous" and "Congratulations to you, Queen Alison. And good luck with the show."

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