Halstead residents were left shocked and amazed when a famous reality TV star turned up in their town.

Eager fans packed onto pavements and waited for hours to catch a glimpse of the pop star as he began to work to restore a terraced house in Mount Pleasant.

Kitted out in blue overalls, Peter and a 40-strong crew of carpenters, plasterers and decorators transformed the house of an unspecting resident, who was taken out for the day on Monday.

The bedroom, lounge and bathroom were all redesigned during the day’s makeover.

See this week's Gazette, out on Friday, for the full story and pictures of Peter's selfies with local fans.