It's Chico time at Clacton Pier's opening of new development on July 21

by Nigel Brown Jul 12 2018 0     1,388
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July 9, 2018


A second X Factor celebrity will be appearing at the opening of Clacton Pier’s new £4 million development to entertain those turning up for the special event.

A little bit of Chico Time will be added to the ceremony on July 21 to go with Stevi Ritchie who has already signed up to perform.

Chico appeared on X Factor in 2005 and his incredible showmanship saw him jump into Sharon Osborne’s pool of talent with his amazing dance routines and vocal performances.

Following the show it was no surprise when his very first single Chico Time nudged Madonna off top spot in the charts for his first number one.

Chico has appeared on many top television shows since. In 2012 he joined ITV’s Dancing on Ice, coming in as a reserve, and was one of the favourites.

He will be helping to cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony on July 21 and will also be performing on the stage outside the Boardwalk before mixing with fans around the Pier site.

Ewelina Majewska, Clacton Pier’s Operations Manager, said it is hoped that Chico and Stevi will treat those turning up by performing together.

“It should be really fun to have both of them down here with us for this special day and we are lining up a host of free entertainment, including fireworks in the evening,” she said.

“The programme is taking shape nicely and we will be keeping our fingers crossed for a dry, sunny day so our loyal customers can make the most of what’s on offer.

“Everyone is welcome to come along and join in the fun – the more the merrier. Circus Fantasia will have two performances on the day so there will be lots going on!”

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 coffee shop.

Work is continuing on time and on budget with the finishing touches being put to the project right up to the day of opening.

Last week new signage went up on the east side of the Pier which has totally been transformed as part of the scheme.

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