Two youngsters had a Bank Holiday treat when they met idol Olly Murs in their local McDonalds.
Courtney Shaw, 8, of Maldon, and Ellie Chapman, 9, of Witham, were thrilled to bump into the singer at the fast food restaurant, Fulbridge Road, Maldon.
Louis Druce, 44, of Braeburn Drive, who was with them at the time, snapped a quick picture of the star with the girls.
He said: “The girls went shy at first, but Olly was happy to have pictures taken and sign autographs.
“He had time for everyone that asked.
“The girls are still talking about it.
“He was a lovely bloke.”