A FORMER Britain’s Got Talent winner will be part of an ensemble of acts coming to a popular pub.

Colin Thackery is a part of an event at The Boars Head Pub in Braintree for the Christmas lights switch on tomorrow.

The former Army member won the 13th series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2019, receiving £250,000 and then performing at the Royal Variety Performance in the same year.

At 89, he was the oldest ever winner of the popular ITV series.

Now 91, the veteran-turned-singer will be at the Boars Head Pub on Braintree High Street.

It is a part of a huge day of fun at the fountain end of the High Street, in which several shops and businesses have come together.

Along with The Boars Head, The Milkshake Shop, Glass House Tea Rooms and Baby Bakes, have all pulled together to put on the afternoon and evening’s events.

There will be a barbeque, along with other drinks and plenty of live bands and performers.

The pub works closely with the Chelsea Royal Hospital and got in touch with Colin to come and perform.

There will be a photographer coming down for free as well, taking pictures of Colin with residents.

Photos will be printed on the day, with proceeds from photo costs going towards Little Havens Children’s Hospice.

Bernie Smith, who owns the Boars Head along with Stuart Buckley, and has been for seven years since it opened, is hosting the event.

He said: “I just want people to enjoy things and try to get back to some normality after some really tough times recently.

“Colin is such a lovely guy, so heartfelt and dedicated to charity, and he’s not charging us a thing to come and do this, for him it is all about charity and it’s the same for us too.

“It is a love opportunity for other bands and performers to come down too, it will be a fantastic time.”