HUNDREDS of fans flocked to the Alhambra to catch a glimpse of children's TV favourite Mr Bloom.

The CBeebies favourite visited the shopping centre as part of their summer garden party to educate all the little 'tiddlers' of the importance of nature and to explore the environment around them.

Played by Ben Faulks, Mr Bloom gave two performances for the crowds on August 23 and encouraged young people to get their hands dirty by growing their own food.

Steph Higham, marketing manager at the Alhambra, said: "I would like to thank Ben for his visit, the performances he put on and for being a great sport. He put smiles on a lot of little faces!"