FORMER Bullseye host Jim Bowen is planning to make his comeback on stage after battling back to health after suffering two strokes.

Jim, 74, a former pupil at Accrington Grammar School, was left paralysed down the left side of his body last February.

But after intense physio and speech therapy, the former Radio Lancashire presenter is ready to take to the stage once again.

Jim, who was a teacher at Hyndburn Park school in Accrington for 10 years, said he would ‘test the water’ with village hall events.

He said: “I am not ready to call it a day just yet. You’ve got to keep active, keep your mind ticking over and I love what I do. It feels right.

"We thought best not to do big theatres, not to take on that sort of pressure yet.

“I’ll be doing afternoon performances at village halls, to keep things low key. Charity events and ‘an audience with’ style shows. We’re taking it slow, but if it goes well, I’d like to do some shows in Blackburn.”

In the summer he will perform at the Floral Hall, in New Brighton, with father and son Stan and Paul Boardman in 'The Comedians' stage show along with Jonnie Hamp and other famous names.

Jim will also perform at a charity event in Melling on Friday April 27 at 8pm. For tickets call 015242 22222. He will also perform at Grimsargh Village Hall on May 4 at 2.30pm. Tickets cost £5 on the door.