Comedian Lloyd Griffith is looking for a Swindon date for Valentine's Day - because he will be in town with his new show on Thursday, February 14, 2019.

"If anyone comes to the show on their own they can share Valentine's with me, so I won't be sad and lonely,'' said Lloyd.

It's all about romance for Lloyd next year as he is writing the book for a musical version of Anna Karenina, the tragic love story by Leo Tolstoy.

"I had never thought I would be working on a musical. I know the novel, and if the stars align it will be finished by the end of 2019,'' said Lloyd.

He says his performance in Swindon will be a Valentine's special called All Rounder.

Everyone has a say these days, thanks to social media, whether it is whinging about Brexit, extolling the virtues of Christmas socks or English cathedrals, or bemoaning the heartbreak of a break up.

Lloyd has written this latest show all about finding his own voice, but it still contains some references to his favourite obsession - cathedrals.

"I do have a weird obsession with cathedrals! This show is different from my last, not so much a theme, more improvising and having fun, a Jack of all trades - in fact an All Rounder about finding my voice - it's just funny!'' he said.

Lloyd has become one of the co-hosts of Soccer AM on Sky One and after a successful first season says he is loving it.

"It's great co-hosting a show you used to watch. I love coming up with ideas to revitalise it. It took us a few matches to get going, and now we have guests of such a high calibre that it is brilliant. The figures are going up and the guest asking to come back. Ollie Murs wants to come on again. He enjoys having a kick about. We have fun, not just football fun, it's bands too, who are allowed to do their own thing,'' he said.

The comedian toured across Europe to reach the 2018 FIFA World Cup final in Moscow. He said that it was a huge jump from watching his first World Cup in 1994.

"I was watching it in my nan's bedroom because we were having a damp course put in downstairs, and here I am 24 years later at the World Cup meeting England players.'' he said.

The comedian is also a singer who deputises for singers in the Windsor Castle Choir and the Westminster Abbey Choir.

"I sang at the Windsor Castle Christmas Carol Service in St George's Chapel and two other dates along with a concert with Westminster Abbey Choir last Christmas,'' he said.

Lloyd is also working on a comedy for Netflix which will come out this year, that also features Sean Walsh, who was recently on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.

Lloyd maintains his habit of holding a meet and greet at the end of each of his shows. "As the audience leave I like to say thank you,'' he said.

All Rounder is at the Swindon Arts Centre, Devizes Road, Old Town on February 14 from 8pm. Tickets are £12.50 on 01793 524481 or visit - Flicky Harrison