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Jamesie the Damesie; Rab C favourites team up to play Ugly Sisters.

Byline: RICK FULTON r.fulton@dailyrecord.co.uk

I WILL tell you this, boy Rab C Nesbitt favourites Gregor Fisher and Tony Roper are set to team up again - this time in panto.

The TV double act made a generation laugh as Rab and his partner-in-crime Jamesie Cotter. The last episode of the BBC Scotland hit aired in January 2014.

Now the pair will be swapping Rab's trademark string vest and Jamesie's shabby sports jacket for the Ugly Sisters' fabulous frilly frocks when they set out to make Cinderella's life a misery at the King's Theatre in Glasgow.

Tony, 74, said: "I'm looking forward to getting back on the King's stage and being welcomed by some familiar faces.

"And I'm doubly thrilled to be performing alongside my close friend, the talented Gregor Fisher.

"Prince Charming, I will tell you this boy, Rab and Jamesie will make a couple of goodlooking gals."

It's the first time in five years Tony has been in panto but he's no stranger to playing the dame, having already experienced the Ugly Sister makeover when he shared the King's stage with Jonathan Watson in 2000.

He resurrected his evil streak in 2011, playing Hector the Henchman in Sleeping Beauty.

This year's Cinderella will mark 35 years since Gregor, 62, made his King's panto debut in Babes in the Wood, sharing the stage with Rikki Fulton and Jack Milroy.

Last year, he returned as Hector the Henchman in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Meanwhile, Record columnist Des Clarke will appear in the King's panto for the fifth year in a row.

Des first trod the boards in 2012 as Buttons in Cinderella and will once again step into the same character's boots.

He said: "I can't believe it's been five years since I first donned the coveted Buttons costume - I hope it still fits. To star alongside comedy icons like Gregor Fisher and Tony Roper is a real honour."

" The rags to riches tale of Cinderella makes its 10th appearance in the history of the King's panto - a Glasgow institution - from December 2 to January 8.For tickets, go to www.atgtickets.com/glasgow or call 0844 871 7648.

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COSTUME CHANGE Gregor and Tony in Rab C

PANTO BADDIES Gregor, with Des Clarke above, and Tony playing Hector the Henchman in previous outings

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