TWO Doors Down star Jonathan Watson is to return to the King’s Theatre pantomime this year.

The comedy actor will join Scotland’s panto queen Elaine C. Smith and legend-in-the-making Johnny Mac in Jack and the Beanstalk.

Johnny, who also stars in TV football satire Only An Excuse? will play the role of the King.

Two Doors Down co-star Elaine will step into the role of Dame Trot and comedy veteran Johnny Mac (who has been starring in pantomimes across the country for more than 15 years) is lined up to play Jack’s brother.

Johnny Watson said; “I’m delighted to be returning to the King’s panto and it’s a real badge of honour to play the King’s, given its panto history.”

He adds; “Panto is very special, it’s hard work but the pay-off you get performing in front of a live audience over the Christmas period is truly magical.”

Johnny Watson has starred in numerous productions over the years, including Cinderella at the King’s in 2005.

Jack and the Beanstalk tells the tale of the Trott family and their trusty coo in a tale of short-term thinking, commercial folly and sheer stupidity.

A King’s Theatre spokesperson said; “Join them as Jack fights to save the beautiful princess, outwit the evil giant and win riches beyond his wildest dreams along with the hand of the girl he loves.”

Jack and the Beanstalk, The King’s Theatre, November 30 – January 5.