FATHER Ted's eejit sidekick Father Dougal McGuire is on his way to Blackpool. See for yourself the versatility of actor Ardal O'Hanlon, pictured here, as The Citizen exclusively reveals the capable comic will stop off for a bit of stand up at Blackpool Grand Theatre on June 1 as part of a national tour.

Ardal last visited the resort in 1996 and has won three Best Comedian awards and will follow an evening performance of The Hobbit and arrive on stage at 10pm. For tickets at £15.50 call the box office on (01253) 290190.