Christopher Biggins wants to die on stage

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Christopher Biggins wants to die on stage "in the middle of the act".

Christopher Biggins

Christopher Biggins thinks dying on stage “would be perfect”.

The former ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!’ star wants to continue working in the theatre until he perishes, and he'd be delighted to meet his maker "in the middle of an act".

The 74-year-old entertainer told the Daily Star newspaper: "I won’t retire. I’ll go on as long as I can walk. If I died in the middle of the act, that would be perfect. I can think of nothing nicer."

Meanwhile, the panto legend admitted that he would love to stay in the industry, but insisted his cue to leave would be if women begin taking on the role of panto dame - a role traditionally given to a man in drag.

He added: "I want to keep doing panto because the money is very tempting. I love it. It’s great."

"I will leave pantos when they start to use women to play the panto dame. Things are changing so drastically. It would be a shame. It would be terrible.

"Who knows what will happen? There is still a market for the old-fashioned pantomimes. I remember when principal boys were women in fishnets slapping their thighs saying, 'It’s 12 o'clock and still no sign of Dick.’ "

Christopher will take part in Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre’s festive production of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’ alongside Ashley Banjo, 35, and his dance troupe, Diversity.

Michael Ockwell, the theatre’s CEO said in May: "What an exceptional cast we have this year. I am thrilled that panto royalty in the form of the one and only Christopher Biggins is joining us in a very special role, he is loved by audiences across the UK."

And the former ‘Porridge’ star recently revealed that he has come across the paranormal after sensing a “terrible coldness”.

He said: "Do you know, I have just been asked to do a programme about ghosts. And I have seen a ghost - in a hotel.

"I was in bed, and there was a terrible coldness that came through in the middle of the night. And I woke up, and I saw a woman walking at the bottom of the bed. It was extraordinary."

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