A SIGN has appeared on a shop front on Old Christchurch Road, announcing the opening of a new Sprinkles Gelato.

Sprinkles is likely to be coming to Bournemouth Town Centre from late December to early January according to a spokesperson.

There are already two branches of the dessert parlour in the Bournemouth area, one in Winton and one on Holdenhurst Road.

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Sprinkles Gelato was originally started by two brothers in Southampton and has been serving gelato and handmade desserts since 2012.

The new branch will join the dozens of eateries on Old Christchurch Road, taking the place of the former Thomas Cook store.