TOP comedian and quizzer, and one of ITV’s Chasers Paul Sinha, has described Oswestry as ‘a delight’.

Paul, who lives with Parkinson’s disease, was in the town to promote his memoir ‘One Sinha Lifetime’ which takes in his life as a young gay British Asian man growing up.

He was in the town courtesy of Booka Bookshop as part of a Q&A held at the Holroyd Theatre, in Weston Rhyn, where guests were able to quiz him on his life and hear about his how he became one of the UK’s top quizzers.


And he took the time, via his X account on social media, to compare the views of Oswestry to that of a meeting held by Reform candidate and party leader Nigel Farage in Clacton, where he is hoping to become an MP at the eighth time of asking.

He tweeted: “I didn't do the numbers of Farage in Clacton, but Oswestry was a delight last night, and the audience far more positive towards immigration.”

Booka has a number of shows on the horizon with TV presenter Rob Rinder up next on Monday, June 24 in conversation with crime writer Gillian McAllister and former BBC presenter and soon-to-be crime novelist Louise Minchin.

Tickets are £12.

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Then on Tuesday, June 25, Strictly star and actor Jill Halfpenny will be in Oswestry to talk about her book ‘A Life Reimagined’.

Tickets are also £12.

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