THE offbeat star of Channel 4's 8 out of 10 Cats has cancelled a Reading performance a day before he was due to take the stage.

Sean Lock will no longer perform Keep It Light at The Hexagon tomorrow evening.

A message from Reading Arts, who run The Hexagon, reads: "We are sorry to announce that the producers of Sean Lock at The Hexagon on Tuesday 21 March 2017 have had to cancel the show due to circumstances beyond their control."

Although fans of the builder-turned-stand up comedian are likely to be disappointed, the box office will contact all ticket holders and offer a full refund.