X Factor's Stevi Ritchie signs up for opening of new Pier development
June 29, 2018
The X Factor’s Stevi Ritchie has signed up for the opening of Clacton
Pier’s new £4 million development.
Stevi, who was a big hit when he appeared in panto at the town’s Princes
Theatre in 2016, will be helping to perform the ceremony on July 21.
He will also be singing live with a 45 minute set on the stage outside
the Boardwalk as well as meeting his fans.
A host of other free entertainment is being lined-up for the whole day,
including a firework extravaganza in the evening.
The new development continues on schedule and among the attractions will
be Skull Point American-style adventure golf course; Discovery Bay family
restaurant and children’s play area; Dockside Dodgems and the Captain’s Table
Nigel Brown, the Pier’s Communications Manager, said that it promises to
be a special day and everyone is welcome to come along.
“It will be a chance to see the exciting new development and enjoy what
it has to offer, as well as take in all the free live entertainment being
programmed for the whole day,” he added.
“We were keen to get a celebrity with Essex and Clacton connections and
Stevi hails from Colchester. He is just the sort of fun person to help make it
a great day and we were delighted that he could come along and be part of it.
“We are also hoping to add another celebrity for the event and details
will be released nearer the time.”
Stevi was chosen as Cheryl’s wildcard act in The X Factor 2014 and
eventually finished in sixth place. He also appeared in the 16th
series of Celebrity Big Brother with his fiancé Chloe Jasmine and the pair made
the final, finishing fifth.
Depending on modelling commitments Chloe may also be coming to the Pier
with Stevi if she is available