POP Idol star Gareth Gates is heading to Herefordshire for a special performance later this year.

He will be joined by students from One Vision Musical Theatre Company, who will also be performing alongside local singer Jordan Au. 

One Vision School of Arts has been running in Leominster since 2018. The school offers musical theatre classes, acting, vocal coaching, dance and also takes students through their LAMDA performance Exams. 

Their previous celebrity masterclasses have included Musical Theatre with West End leading lady Kerry Ellis, Hollywood actor and West End star Adam Garcia, and a dance workshop with Britain's Got Talent Winner, George Sampson. 

Gareth Gates, who shot to fame as runner-up in the first ever series of ITV talent show Pop Idol in 2002 will be coming to the Sports and Social Club in Leominster to perform on September 3.

The star achieved a number one hit with his first chart release which was a cover of unchained melody, has sold over 3.5 million records in the UK, and has had a successful career in musical theatre.

Tickets are £15 for under 12s / £25 for over 12s, with doors open at 6.45pm for a 7.30pm start. 

Tickets will not be sold on the door and half of the tickets have already been sold. 

For tickets visit www.onevisionsoa.co.uk or email onevisionsoa@outlook.com 

One Vision School of Arts director Melissa Lynne Price said: "It is a fantastic opportunity for our small town and will give everyone something to look forward to after a difficult year.  Our students are really looking forward to being back on stage again."