He may have been the first celeb kicked out of the jungle but Danny Baker can expect a warm welcome in Swindon.

The writer, presenter, broadcaster on both radio and TV is bringing his first stand-up show to the Wyvern Theatre.

Last year Danny had a busy time, along with presenting his BBC Radio 5 Live programme, he was writing for his old pal Chris Evans' series of Top Gear, and he appeared on the reality television show I'm A Celebrity.. Get Me Out of Here.

Danny is no stranger to reality TV as he volunteered for the Comic Relief Does The Apprentice in 2007, but he was still voted out of the jungle first.

The new stand-up show, Cradle To The Stage, is 'loosely' based on Danny's autobiography, Going To Sea In A Sieve, which itself spawned the hit BBC TV series Cradle To Grave.

The writer is hoping for a helping hand from his fans in putting together a different show in each town on the 35-date tour of the UK.

Danny said: "No two nights of this extravaganza will be the same. This is less of a boast than admission that a) I am hopeless at learning scripts and b) I still have no idea what I am going to include. Perhaps you can help? If you’ve read my books, watched the series based on them or, indeed, ever caught anything I have presented on television/radio then maybe you might contribute to the feast of reason and flow of the soul that I guarantee these evenings will contain.''

The presenter is well known in sporting circles and as front man for the cult television classic The Game in the 1990s, where he followed bottom division East London Sunday League football teams. Danny is an avid football fan, a life-long supporter of Millwall. He co-wrote a book with Danny Kelly entitled Classic Football Debates Settled Once And For All Volume 1.

Danny is looking forward to hitting the road and promises that he will be wowing the folks with an anecdotal back catalogue, games involving sausages and an impressive six octave range.

He said: "I have never done anything like this before in my life. However, to travel from town to town addressing a fabulous gathering of like-minded chums each night seems to me exactly what Shakespeare would have done, had not the hefty rent at The Globe kept him in London.''

  • Danny is heading for the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon on Thursday February 9, from 7.30pm. Tickets are £23.50 from 01793 524481 or visit www.swindontheatres.com - Flicky Harrison