He fails to return after pulling out with a chest infection
Blue and Strictly Come Dancing Star Lee Ryan pulled out of the New Wimbledon Theatre panto after a reported chest infection.
Ryan (left), who had been playing the part of 'Aladdin', was reported to have failed to return after the interval during one performance before New Year.
He took time off, with Chris Durtnal covering for him, but on Monday (December 31) it was announced that he would not be returning.
He was said to have been suffering from a chest infection, but had been seen in the next door Wetherspoon's pub.
The Aladdin panto runs at New Wimbledon Theatre until Sunday (January 6).
January 3, 2019