The former Neighbours star is currently starring in the U.K. tour of musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and while he has done a lot of theatre work, he would never take on a festive production.

He tells Britain's The Independent newspaper, "I've never done panto. I don't fancy doing two shows a day - I don't care how much money they're paying you, it's not really my idea of fun. I think that's just punishment.

"I do hear they're a lot of fun, but I find it difficult enough doing eight shows a week, let alone 16. Never say never - but at this point in my life I'm not really in that zone. I like to have fun, but I also like to be quite creative with my roles... I think even most panto people would say that it's not really where you're digging deep for a creative process."