A TV talent show winner stopped off in Witham to visit young adults and their families and treat them to a special magic show.

Lance Corporal Richard Jones, who claimed victory on Britain's Got Talent 2016, dropped by The J's Hospice on Saturday.

The visit was organised by Together for Short Lives a charity for children’s hospice services across the country which Richard is an ambassador for.

He said: "It’s been great to see what type of care The J’s Hospice offers and how it differs from other hospices that I’ve visited.

"I’ve been speaking with the families and young adults, and it’s clear to see how much this hospice service means to them, helping them to create happy memories.

"I love performing, but it is special when I see a spark of magic in people’s eyes like I have done here."

The hospice helps by providing nursing and emotional care, advice and activities in homes and in the community.

Katherine Barret from The J's said: "It was such a treat for our patients to witness Richard’s magic, it truly is mind-blowing.

"He took the time to talk with the patients and showed a keen interest in how our hospice care is supporting them."

Visit havenshospices.org.uk.