Celebrity chef Paul Hollywood will be stopping off in Southend as part of a tour of the country.

The Great British Bake Off judge will be bringing a live cookery show to 18 theatres in the UK, including the Cliffs Pavilion.

Paull Hollywood Live will see the expert baker appear before the audience in a fully equipped kitchen as he shares “tricks of the trade and maybe even reveal some sugar-coated secrets along the way”, according to a statement.

His tour gets underway in Oxford in October next year and will see him come to Southend on Tuesday, November 8.

Speaking about the tour, Paul said: “This is a really exciting announcement for me.

“It is some years since I’ve been on tour so I can’t wait to get back on the road and get baking live on stage once again.

“We’ll have some fun and you’ll learn some tips along the way so it’s the perfect recipe for a great night out.”

He will also perform in Newcastle, Harrogate, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Newport, Sheffield, London, Brighton, Bath, Liverpool, Ipswich, Southend, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stockton-on-Tees, Nottingham and Manchester.

Tickets for the show in Southend go on sale at 10am this Friday (October 8).

Prices range between £30 and £50.

A VIP package – costing £130 – is also available and comes with best available seating, a meet and great opportunity and exclusive lanyard.

Ben Hatton, director of theatre at tour promoters Cuffe & Taylor, said: “Taking Paul Hollywood on tour is something we have wanted to do for some time.

“Paul is a British baking legend and I have no doubt audiences will flock to see him working his magic on stage while imparting some of his famed humour.”

For more information, visit southendthreatres.org.uk.