STILL Game star Sanjeev Kohli will join the star-studded cast of this year's SEC panto, Aladdin. 

Playing the role of villain Abanazar, the Glasgow actor joins a fantastic lineup that includes funnyman Corporal Gary McLintoch, also known as Gary: Tank Commander, and comedian, singer and River City actor Leah MacRae. 

Sanjeev, who is best known for playing shopkeeper Navid in BBC's Still Game, replaces Gavin Mitchell who had to pull out of the production due to suffering from Long COVID. 

Speaking of joining the cast, Sanjeev said: "I'm very excited to be doing my very first panto with such brilliant and talented pals. 

"I've always loved pantomime and getting to star in one has been a dream of mine for a while, so I can't wait to take to the stage

"Playing the bad guy is always a laugh so I think it's going to be a lot of fun." 

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Debbie McWilliams, director of live entertainment at SEC said: "We are delighted to welcome Sanjeev to the cast of Aladdin. 

"He is a hugely talented actor, will be fantastic in panto and also happens to plan one of the most popular characters in Scottish television. 

"He is going to be a brilliant addition to the cast. 

"Combined with the 3D effects, this is going to be a show to remember."

As well as an impressive cast and incredible 3D effects, Aladdin will feature laugh out loud comedy and beautiful costumes.

It will run at the SEC Armadillo from Saturday, December 11 to Monday 29. 

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