A famous Bolton son has announced he will be going on tour next year. 

Paddy McGuinness will be taking his stand up show "Nearly There" around the UK in 2024 and 2025. 

He announced the tour this morning, Monday, on social media. 

Taking to Instagram, he said: "Hello my friends, very special shower news, I've been dying to tell you this for ages! 

"I can finally announce it- I'm going back on tour! Paddy McGuinness - Nearly There live.

"Oh yes, I'll be coming to you live and direct in a theatre in a city or town near you. 

"I cannot wait, it's been six years." 

The announcement comes after McGuinness' former show, Top Gear, was stopped by the BBC for the "foreseeable future" after a near-fatal crash involving fellow presenter Andrew Flintoff. 

Production of the BBC motoring show has been on hold since former England cricket captain Flintoff, 45, was severely injured in an accident at the Top Gear Test Track - the Dunsfold Aerodrome, Surrey in December 2022. 

Taking to Instagram, McGuinness thanked everyone for their support during the trio's time on the show

On his Instagram account he said: "Thanks for all the love over the years folks, it was very much appreciated."

He started as a co-presenter on the show in 2018. 

To sign up to ticket pre-sale, visit this page: https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/paddy-mcguinness

Pre-sale tickets will go up for sale on Thursday, December 7.