COMEDIAN, writer, performer, singer and TV quiz show host Alexander Armstrong will be performing in Darlington next month.

The star of BBC One's Pointless will be coming to Darlington Hippodrome with his All Mouth and Some Trouser show on November 4.

The performer said he is really looking forward to reviving his overriding passion for stand-up.

"It's been a long time since I've performed comedy, as all sorts of other things have sprung up since we stopped doing Armstrong & Miller in 2010, Pointless being the big one.

"But live comedy is where my roots lie. It is where I come from, and it's still my great love. I'm so excited to be coming back to it."

The 49-year-old said he relishes the spontaneity of stand-up and the fact that every single night on the road is different.

"I guess you’ve laid the tracks that your train of thought might run on, but you’ve got, well, different passengers on board every night.

“Each show is a totally different experience, which depends entirely on the audience. As long as you're not glued to a script, on any night you will go along with what that particular audience is enjoying. I love that about stand-up.”

In his early career, Mr Armstrong was a much in-demand voice-over artist, has also provided voices for many children’s animations including Danger Mouse, Peppa Pig and Hey Duggee.

“I absolutely adore doing Pointless, but my job on that programme is to keep the boat steady and to play it off a fairly straight bat. The live show is just a lovely chance for me to have a free hand. It's all very light-hearted. It's just about me returning to my first love – writing stuff and creating characters that make me laugh.

"There will be something for everybody. Anyone who's enjoyed watching me on HIGNFY or who was a fan of Armstrong and Miller will definitely enjoy this. There's plenty there for everyone. Everyone is welcome."

For more information or to book, call 01325 405405.