A SINGER from Bolton who won the TV show Stars in Their Eyes returned for a live revival which raised more than £30,000 for charity.

Paul Sutton, who performs as a Boy George tribute act under the name Boy Gorgeous, appeared last Saturday alongside celebrity guest judges and former host Matthew Kelly.

The event helped to raise money for Prevent Breast Cancer, a charity that focuses on early diagnosis, screening and lifestyle changes to help people fight the condition.

Mr Sutton made his comeback to the show after winning the Christmas special in 2000, performing as Ronan Keating.

He said: “It was superb. It was a challenge, I think I was awake for 22 hours, but it was amazing in the end. Matthew was there giving us all chocolates just like he used to.

“It was just a really great show. Everybody was lovely, we were all a team and all had a great time.”

The event was held at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and saw five other winners and six newcomers perform in front of a live crowd.

TV stars Kym Marsh and Shayne Ward also joined in the production as guest judges coming together to help support the charity.

The revival featured performances from some of the show’s most well-known contestants – including its first winner, Dame Shirley Bassey impersonator Maxine Barrie.

Other stars took to the stage to perform as Tina Turner, George Michael, Alison Moyet, Marti Pellow and Christina Aguilera, while Mr Sutton donned his Boy George persona.

He first won the show in his guise as a Ronan Keating tribute but decided to do something different for this special edition.

The singing star explained that fighting breast cancer was particularly close to his heart because his mother died from the condition when he was very young.

He also spoke about his excitement to be involved with the show again after many years performing locally and perfecting his skills.

He added: “When they told me about the new show I just thought wow, because I had never thought that I was going to do it again.

“I never expected to be walking through those smoky doors again.”