JAMIE Redknapp went back to his old school to officially open a state-of-the-art new dance studio.

He and model wife Louise received a rapturous welcome when they did the honours at Twynham in Christchurch.

The studio replaces the school’s swimming pool and will provide top-notch facilities for PE and dance students.

They were joined by guests including town mayor and mayoress David and Denise Flagg. All were treated to an impressive dance display by students.

“We are truly honoured that Jamie and Louise gave time from their busy schedules to open our new studio,” said head teacher Dr Terry Fish.

“They are such genuine people and entered whole- heartedly into the celebrations.”