An antiques expert and BBC presenter will be taking to the stage in Cockermouth this weekend.

Famous for his colourful trousers, David Harper is swapping the TV camera for the stage as he takes his one-man theatre show on tour.

David, who has been a regular on BBC programmes such as Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip for more than a decade, will be performing at The Kirkgate Centre tomorrow.

Dubbed Unexpected Tales, David will treat audiences to all the funny behind-the-scenes gossip from some of the BBC’s most popular daytime and early evening shows, telling of his encounters with the famous faces he has appeared alongside for celebrity specials.

He said: “You cannot believe what goes on in the world of art, antiques and in the making of television shows. You will not be expecting what you will hear.”

David added that the unscripted nature makes each show a unique experience.

“It is a very interactive show and I never know where each story is going to go…or how far it will go,” he said. “I have some ideas of what I want to talk about, but I often throw the topics open to the audience. It’s real seat of your pants stuff.”

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