TELEVISION legend Christopher Biggins put in a performance at the Ringwood Family Fun Day today - alongside none other than Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

The I'm A Celebrity star - fondly known as Biggins - attended the event, organised by Churches Together, to help raise awareness of an ongoing appeal by the Ringwood Regal Action Group.

Biggins, who spent the morning being photographed behind the wheel of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, told the Echo he was glad to be supporting the work of the action group.

The group, which is working to save the Ringwood Regal Cinema, was just one of the organisations attending the annual event.

Ringwood Family Fun Day is a completely free event organised by local churches for the whole community.

It took place on Carvers Recreation Ground, Ringwood, and included bouncy castles, archery, craft stalls, sports animals, vintage cars, live music and numerous stalls and activities from local community groups and businesses.

Organising committee chairman Adam Skirton said: "It is a great opportunity for the community to come and have fun together, and for each group to advertise the contribution they make to life in and around Ringwood."

Thousands of free burgers and ice cream, courtesy of the local churches, was handed out to visitors for free.

Meanwhile, Ringwood Regal Action Group chairman Mike Tuck explained: "We've got ourselves a gazebo here and we've got the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car parked here.

"It is up on its jacks, so it looks like it is about to fly off in the air. It is a fantastic car, it has a four-litre V8 engine and sounds great.

"The car is homemade and it was driven here this morning, it really looks great.

"Our group is trying to save the Ringwood Regal Cinema. The family fun day is organised by the Churches Together Group, no money changes hands here today and there's lots and lots going on.

"We're here to raise awareness for the cause and to tell people what we are all about. We are looking to have a proper purpose-built theatre in the old 1930s style, and we will have 600 seats."