Chris launched his new dance and theatre academy in New Brighton on Monday night, aiming to give youngsters a similar experience of attending a London stage school to help hone their skills.

The opening honours were performed by Hollyoaks actress Terri Dwyer, Mayor and Mayoress of Wirral Cllr Pat and Mrs Elaine Hackett, Radio City’s Claire Simmons and Wirral Radio’s Bev Macca.

Read all about it here.

View the photos here.