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The TV stars – weekly columnists in the Sunday Mail’s Right At Home magazine - have just been signed up by Glasgow’s Pavilion Theatre boss Iain Gordon to play the parts of Robin Hood’s Merry Men in this year’s panto production of The Magical Adventures of Robin Hood.

Colin, 42, and Justin, 43, who are about to celebrate their 25th anniversary of being partners have described the eight-week long panto opportunity as “mind-bogglingly exciting”.

The Merry Men roles at the Pavilion won’t be the boys’ first experiences in panto land.

In the Pavilion’s 2009 production of Pinnochio the pair made a cameo appearance on stage, surprising the audience when they emerged on stage sliding down a giant whale’s tongue.

They also played Cinderella’s Ugly Sisters in the ITV Ant and Dec Christmas show panto in December alongside Robbie Williams, Peter Andre, Emma Bunton and Jedward.

The TV designers who have become household names with a string of home makeover shows here in the UK and in Canada were big hits in last year’s I’m A Celebrity  Get Me Out of Here.
Justin jungle antics saw him end up in the semi-final of the show before he was reunited with Colin who’d been evicted earlier. Colin said: “Doing panto in our home city is just like a dream come true for us. We’ve always loved the Pavilion Theatre and are fascinated by the history associated with such a grand old building.

“We’ve spoken about appearing in panto for several years now. The cameo roles we had were fantastic fun and gave us a real taste for it. We were thrilled to sign on the dotted line for the Robin Hood extravaganza.

“Panto is such fun – for the cast, the audience and the theatre team alike and we can’t wait for rehearsal time in November. We’ll be the Merry Men no other Robin Hood in panto world has ever had at his side! We’ll be the merriest, the wildest and the wackiest.”

Justin added: “Experiencing panto onstage and backstage is like no other form of live entertainment. We’ll be checking out Robin Hood’s interior sense and making sure he’s got the right kind of pad to impress Maid Marion.

 “We’ve seen snippets of the script and it’s non-stop laughter and fun and we’re delighted to join the Pavilion for the run.

“We always say we’re on a mission to bring joy via our makeovers and design tweaks to the legions of homelovers all over the globe.  We’re now aiming to bring smiles to the faces of every audience member who comes along to the Pavilion. Bellies will ache, sides will be splitting and tears will roll with the lashings of laughter we’ve got in store.”

Iain Gordon, Pavilion Manager, said: “We’re delighted to have the boys on board. Their cameo appearance was first-class and the audience went wild when they appeared.

“They’re gifted entertainers – in terms of their quick wit, acting and singing abilities and their knack at ad-libbing whenever the needs arises.”

The Pavilion box office number is 0141 332 1846 and is open between 10am and 8pm Monday - Saturday.

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