People in Ashtead have a unique opportunity to meet one of Britain’s favourite TV personalities.

Lionel Blair will visit Churchill Retirement Living’s Headley Lodge later this month.

On Tuesday October 24, the showbiz icon will visit the retirement development on Leatherhead Road to share anecdotes and stories from a career which has spanned over seven decades.

Famous for captaining the team on ‘Give Us A Clue’, he will also be talking about his more recent appearance in BBC’s ‘The Real Marigold Hotel’ where he road tests what it would be like to retire to India.

Lionel said: "These days, older people can do anything, it doesn't matter what their age is. People often ask me when I’m going to slow down and take it easy but I love my work, it gives me a great sense of purpose and I’m extremely grateful that I’m able to do what I do.

He added: “Staying active and doing what you love is the key to a long and happy life. I always use to lie about my age but now I tell everybody!

“Older people have so much wisdom to pass onto the young, growing older is something to be celebrated.”

The event is free but attendees must register in advance for an invitation; the first ten people to register their interest will also win an exclusive VIP Meet and Greet with Lionel on the day.