STAR of Hollyoaks and Sky One’s Dream Team, Ricky Whittle will be at Hereford’s Play Nightclub on Friday, February 26, and we’re giving five readers and a friend the chance to meet the man himself.

A keen footballer, Ricky was originally on track for a career on the pitch rather than one in front of the camera as model and actor, but injury forced a rethink and a move to modelling and then into acting.

After a successful audition, he joined the cast of Sky One’s Dream Team and soon afterwards became Hollyoaks’ Calvin Valentine, a character with a tangled and dramatic life, but one that Ricky loves playing.

His brilliant performance last year in Strictly Come Dancing, where he was narrowly beaten to the trophy by Chris Hollins, introduced Ricky to a wider audience and won him thousands more enthusiastic fans.

■ If you’d like the chance to get up close and personal with Ricky, simply answer the following question: Who was Ricky’s partner in Strictly Come Dancing?

Send your answer with your name, address and contact details to: Ricky Whittle Competition, Hereford Times Promotions Dept., Holmer Road, Hereford HR4 9UJ to arrive no later than Thursday, February 18. Usual Newsquest Midlands South rules apply.