EASTENDERS star Rita Simons, known for playing Roxy Mitchell, will be signing autographs at St Nicholas Primary School's summer fair this Saturday.

Organisers say the actress will help this year's event be the best ever and raise important funds for the Elstree school.

There will also be an impressive range of activities on offer, including go-karts, teacups, an 'inflata-ball' - which allows children to travel across water, a bouncy castle, face painting and a jumbo slide.

Stalls will be selling cakes, jams, jewellery, raffle tickets, and there will be a barbecue and beer tent.

Mother-of-two and member of the PTA, Emma Babb, who has helped organised the event, said: “It's going to be a really really great day and its an opportunity as a school to put something back into the community.”

Entry to the fair costs £1 for people over 12 years old, however the price of admission includes a free programme and a raffle ticket.

St Nicholas' summer fair kicks off at 11.30am this Saturday in St Nicholas Close, Elstree, and finishes at 2.30pm.