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Did you know these stars had a special link to Cromer Pier?

PUBLISHED: 10:17 24 October 2017 | UPDATED: 10:17 24 October 2017

Cromer Pier feature. The Pavilion Theatre.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Cromer Pier feature. The Pavilion Theatre. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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As former Seaside Special comedian Bradley Walsh is named as Doctor Who’s assistant, we look at other stars who were born or developed on the Cromer Pier stage.

(L TO R) Twin sisters,   Polly and Sophie Duniam (17) who are set perform in a panto at Richmond with John Inman.

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EDP Pics ©2004  Tel: (01603) 772434(L TO R) Twin sisters, Polly and Sophie Duniam (17) who are set perform in a panto at Richmond with John Inman. Picture: James Bass Copy: Richard Batson For: EDP NEWS EDP Pics ©2004 Tel: (01603) 772434

• Robert Marlowe:

Remembered as the man who made the Seaside Special a success. The former dancer directed the show for more than 20 years.

Scenes for King's Lynn Christams lights switch on 2013 - Panto star Darren Day on stage. Picture: Matthew Usher.Scenes for King's Lynn Christams lights switch on 2013 - Panto star Darren Day on stage. Picture: Matthew Usher.

• Steve Hewlett:

The ventriloquist reached the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent in 2013. He’ll be returning to the pier in April 2018.

• Richard Gauntlett:

From ITV Studios 

THE FAMILY CHASE 
Saturday 23rd September 2017 on ITV 

Pictured: Bradley Walsh

Bradley Walsh hosts as a family of four try to pit their brains against one of the countryÕs finest quiz brains. But, have the Ghandi family from Middlesex got what it takes?  

Photographer Steve Peskett 

© ITV 

For further information please contact Peter Gray
0207 157 3046 peter.gray@itv.com  

This photograph is © ITV and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the  programme THE FAMILY CHASE or ITV. Once made available by the ITV Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the Transmission date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on the website www.itvpictures.comFrom ITV Studios THE FAMILY CHASE Saturday 23rd September 2017 on ITV Pictured: Bradley Walsh Bradley Walsh hosts as a family of four try to pit their brains against one of the countryÕs finest quiz brains. But, have the Ghandi family from Middlesex got what it takes? Photographer Steve Peskett © ITV For further information please contact Peter Gray 0207 157 3046 peter.gray@itv.com This photograph is © ITV and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme THE FAMILY CHASE or ITV. Once made available by the ITV Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the Transmission date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on the website www.itvpictures.com

Headlined the Seaside Special in 2000 and 2001, then became a dame and writer for the Norwich Theatre Royal panto.

• Danny Posthill:

Danny was one of the show’s two comics in 2013. The impressionist then went on to be a Britain’s Got Talent finalist in 2015.

• Dick Condon:

Internationally renowned theatre legend Richard Condon directed the Seaside Special shows in 1978 to help the pier get back on its feet.

• Lyn Paul:

Lyn joined the cast of the 2014 Christmas Show as a guest vocalist. Lyn is an actress and singer, who came to fame as part of group the New Seekers.

• Joey Howard:

Joey made his first appearance at the Cromer Pier in 2017, but has always been known as the drummer for group Badfinger.

• Bradley Walsh:

Bradley performed in the summer season in the 1980s. Presented TV’s The Chase and starred in EastEnders.

• Polly and Sophie Duniam:

Began dancing in pier shows as children. Went on to become backing dancers for Rita Ora, and starred in TV’s Home Farm Twins.

• Darren Day:

Singer Darren Day was another young hopeful to cut his teeth starring in the Seaside Special. He went on to conquer the West End.

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