03:22AM, Wednesday 25 June 2014
Crazy cruise ship host and pantomime star Kevin Cruise is used to being the centre of attention - as the star of Windsor's annual pantomime.
But he stayed firmly in the background at Maidenhead's first gay wedding, held at Fredrick's Hotel on Saturday, June 14.
The man tying the knot was actor Martin Cabble - famous for appearances as Kevin after scoring a hit on Britain's Got Talent. He stars every year in panto at the Theatre Royal in Thames Street, Windsor.
Martin, 38, of Fotherby Court, Maidenhead married his partner Bruce Reid, 42 at the hotel in Shoppenhangers Road.
Maidenhead's MP Home Secretary Theresa May and the Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead Cllr Richard Kellaway sent personal letters of congratulation.
Martin said: "We basically took the hotel over for the whole weekend.
"My partner is Scottish and my family is West Country and we wanted to bring everyone together for one day.
"I suppose we wanted to show that a gay couple can still have a lovely wedding with their family and friends.
"We even had a Scottish piper."
The couple met while Martin was appearing as Kevin at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and have made their home in the Royal Borough.
Bruce works for a currency broking company in Windsor.
Martin is a patron of the Dorney Animal Sanctuary and - as Kevin - turned on last year's Maidenhead Christmas lights. He will be a special guest at this Saturday's (JUNE 28) midsummer fair in Windsor - again as Kevin.
He said: "Kevin is the one they want to see, not me."
More than 50 street parties are set to take place this weekend across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the surrounding areas.
An independent report into a Conservative councillor has found a breach of the Royal Borough’s code of conduct in a document seen by the Advertiser.