Chris launched his new dance and theatre academy in New Brighton on Monday night, aiming to give youngsters a similar experience of attending a London stage school to help hone their skills.
The opening honours were performed by Hollyoaks actress Terri Dwyer, Mayor and Mayoress of Wirral Cllr Pat and Mrs Elaine Hackett, Radio City’s Claire Simmons and Wirral Radio’s Bev Macca.
Around 40 members of The Christopher Maloney Theatre and Arts Academy have been chosen to appear as the ensemble in Aladdin on Blackpool’s North Pier.
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Christopher Maloney revealed he said no to X Factor talent scouts when they phoned him about new acts for this year’s series.
The former finalist exclusively told the ECHO that producers were keen for some of his fame academy students to appear on the show – and claims pupils that met their criteria would be fast-tracked to the TV auditions.