RADIO 4 comedian Mark Steel took a tour around Wigan’s delight ahead of his gig next month.
The funnyman, who presents In Town - a humorous look at places around the UK - will perform from The Orwell, Wigan Pier, on December 13.
The show will be aired on BBC Radio 4 on January 10, at 6.30pm.
Members of Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust showed the political satirist around Wigan and sources say he had a fab time.
A spokesman from WLCT said: “We took him around Wigan and showed him a few attractions, such as Mesnes Park.
“He was particularly impressed by the Wigan Life Centre.
“He was chatting to people, trying to get material for his show and was particularly interested in the Pie Eating Championships, which will take place the day after his gig - so he may well pop along.”