POP STAR Rachel Stevens is set to work her magic as the good fairy in this year's Bournemouth pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk.

And as far as her two young daughters Amelie and Minnie are concerned at least, it's the best role she's ever had!

"They love panto and out of everything else I've done, this tops it all. their faces lit up when they heard I was going to be a fairy.

"I love panto and it's a bit of fun isn't it and will be a good laugh. I can't wait to bring the girls down to see it."

Rachel began her career as one seventh of the Brit award-winning pop group, S Club 7.

Together, they sold over 14 million records and their BBC TV series was shown in over 114 countries to over 90 million viewers and inspired a new generation of teenage TV musicals.

"It was so gorgeous driving here and seeing the sea - not something you see every day at home in north London!

"I'm looking forward to getting to know the area better and spending some time with my family here.

Rachel's comments come as she is set to bring the glamour to this year's pantomime Jack & The Beandstalk at Bournemouth Pavilion.

She will join the likes of Mark Moraghan (Holby City and Coronation Street) as Flescreep, Derek Moran (Channel 5’s Milkshake) as Jack and Jamie Steen as Dame Trott and Noel Brodie as Simple Simon.

Organisers added that they are expecting to see more dads in the audience this year.

Throughout her career, Rachel has taken part in many a glamorous photo shoot, and back in 2014, the mother-of-two topped FHM's list of Sexiest Women of All Time - beating the likes of Kelly Brook and Cheryl to the number one spot.

But the star said she finds it baffling that people still view her as a 'sex symbol' almost two decades after she first rose to prominence with S Club 7.

Earlier this year she also starred in Celebrity Masterchef