REALITY TV star Alex Reid visited Bolton's The Cave for a special meet and greet event.

The 44-year-old MMA fighter, who won Celebrity Big Brother in 2010 and was married to Katie Price, has been in the town over the last week, where he has been appearing as the King in The Little Mermaid at Victoria Halls.

A spokesperson for the bar, which is in The Vaults at Bolton Market Place Shopping Centre, said: "Alex was a sound bloke despite what a lot of people think about him. I would book him again anytime and for everyone who doesn't know him, what can you say about a bloke who says 'I don't want a fee - give it to Bolton Hospice?'

"He just loved Bolton, especially the Vaults Market Place where he loved the food and atmosphere and he said it was a wonderful place to be and he can't wait to come back."