Tracy Beaker TV star Richard Wisker on his way to Stratford

Children’s TV star Richard Wisker - of Tracy Beaker Returns and Friday Download fame - is heading for the Stratford Shopping Centre to meet fans and sign autographs.

The 17-year-old, who is best known for his role as Liam O’Donovan in the long running teen show and who is due to release his first record next month, is due to spend all day at The Broadway shopping mall on Sunday from 10am to 6pm.

Says Richard: “I am really excited to be lucky enough to have the chance to meet my fans.

“They really are the best fans out there and to have the opportunity to meet them face to face is one small way to say thank you for all the love and support they give me.”