THE ever popular Rocky Horror Show zooms into view in Worcestershire this week and the man who will be leading the audience and cast through the night will be comedian Steve Punt.

He has been half of Punt and Dennis for many years, ever since Barry Punt left to pursue other projects and Steve happened to have the right surname.

He will take on the exacting role of the Narrator and will attempt to keep the audience in check.

Steve Punt has co-hosted 45 series of The Now Show on Radio 4 since it started in 1998. He also presents the university quiz The Third Degree and the light-hearted investigative show Punt PI for Radio 4.

TV writing/performing includes Canned Carrott, The Mary Whitehouse Experience, Mock the Week, Horrible Histories and, of course, Punt and Dennis.

In 2011 he played Eric Idle in BBC4's Holy Flying Circus. He has toured extensively with Hugh Dennis to theatres all over the country. His experience in musicals is frankly quite limited. He was once in a school production of The Yeoman of the Guard in which he played a Young Maiden of the Tower, but his voice broke half-way through rehearsals.

The Rocky Horror Show opens at Malvern’s Festival Theatre on Monday night, July 22, and runs for the rest of the week.