WATCH out kids – they’re behind you!
Children at Queen Alexandra Hospital were paid a surprise visit by stars of pantomime Beauty and the Beast.
Cast members visited kids in the Starfish and Shipwreck wards at the Cosham hospital.
One of many children in hospital was Dulcie Brown, four, who has a virus.
The youngster was over the moon when she was introduced to Zoe Adkin, who plays Beauty in the play.
Dulcie, of Peronne Close, Hilsea, said: ‘I was very excited to see the princess. I love Beauty and the Beast and Belle is my favourite princess.’
The pantomime is being performed at Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road, Fareham, until January 1.
Steps star Ian ‘H’ Watkins, who plays Potty Pierre, said: ‘It’s not nice for the kids to be in here for Christmas. By coming in hopefully we’ve given them a bit of an early Christmas cheer. We’ve started our pantomime and it’s been going well.
‘I’ve been starring in pantomimes for about 10 years and it’s a great way to introduce children to stage performances.
‘So that’s why it was so exciting to bring the cast members to the hospital.
‘A lot of the children were very surprised to see all these colourful characters turn up.’
Yusuf Uluzan, nine, has been in hospital for the past four weeks with a broken leg and will be spending Christmas Day in the ward.
He said: ‘All I want for Christmas is to go home and some Xbox games.
‘My friends come and visit me and it’s been good to see all the different pantomime stars and footballers come.’