JAMES Lusted will be returning to the Rhyl Pavilion stage this December for his third pantomime.

The theatre and television actor, of Colwyn Bay, was joined by his daughter Olivia during the press launch. Lusted, who has dwarfism, was also joined by his wife Chloe.

The proud dad will play Smiler in the pantomime. He will be joined by Sue Holderness, who is leading the cast as the Wicked Queen, as well as Andrew Agnew (Muddles/director), Laura Loutit (Snow White), Aiden Banyard (Prince) and Jamie Legg (Kip).

Posing with his daughter Olivia, who was showing she approved of her dad's smiling role, Lusted said: "The audience here are fantastic. I always love just seeing the children, their faces and when they see the seven dwarfs. It is just so magical for them.

"A lot of them don't see us in their everyday lives and they think we are this fantasy character, but actually - dwarfs exist!"

Lusted revealed he had played the role of Smiler before.

"He is a little bit cheeky, always smiling and having a bit of a laugh and a joke," he added.

The production will run between December 11 and 31.

Book tickets on 01745 330000 or visit www.rhylpavilion.co.uk