John Shuttleworth’s off on tour. The Minor Tour (and other mythological creatures). if you can go, go. John is the creation of comedy genius Graham Fellowes. But there, I’ve gone and spoilt it all now. Forget I wrote that. Go and see John Shuttleworth. Forget that he’s made up. He’s not. He’s real. And he will make you laugh, and maybe even cry.

I wanted to go. I’m a fool of a Northerner who lives down South. And his concerts in London are sold out. So I did the next best thing. I bought two tickets for my mum and her friend Cath to go and see him at the Dance House in Manchester. I hope they like him. Here’s John singing “Catch the Fox.” Come on!