SHOPPERS can rub shoulder pads with the stars at Merry Hill this weekend as popstar Peter Andre and Essex queen Amy Childs will be special guests at an 80s themed bash.

The Mysterious Girl singer will be signing copies of his new perfume and album on Saturday from 11:30am, near TK Maxx, while former The Only Way is Essex star, Amy will be at the Brierley Hill shopping centre all weekend promoting her new fashion range.

Headbands and tube socks are welcome attire for those wanting some serious aerobic action at the roller disco on Saturday, while students from Kidderminster Academy will transport shoppers back to the big hair heyday,with a live fashion show on Sunday - complete with makeovers and free goody bags.

Signal FM will be blasting out classic 80s tunes throughout the weekend and live performances will come from local band R3 Action and Fierce Productions dance group.

For the kids, there will be bombastic break dancers livening up the mall, free face painting and the chance to try their hand at some iconic 80s gaming with the Super Mario challenge.

Kelly Reed, senior marketing manager at Merry Hill, said: “We can’t wait to kick off our 80s-tastic weekend and celebrate the start of summer by taking a trip back in time.

“We have so many activities and special offers in store with lots of guaranteed family fun to keep our shoppers smiling all weekend long.”