Former Reading residents Lenny Henry and Toby Tarrant recalled a past meeting at the SCL Stadium when appearing together on national radio.

Tarrant, a DJ on Radio X, had television icon Henry on his breakfast show to discuss his 50 years in showbiz.

His father, Chris Tarrant, is among the most famous supporters of the Royals and was regularly seen in RG2 alongside former owner Sir John Madejski.

The pair appeared together on Tiswas in the 1970s and 1980s.

Henry had spent time living in Reading while married to fellow star Dawn French but is originally from the Midlands.

They both recounted a story involving a chance meeting, a fight and a seat in the Directors' Box at Reading.

Speaking together on the breakfast show, they recounted a funny encounter in the directors' box at the stadium.

"I think I met you once at a Reading game," Henry said. "Your dad took me to a Reading game, for my sins, and we watched them lose like 9-0 and I think you were 18 or something. He might have gestured nonchalantly over his shoulder at you, but he never said anything."

Tarrant replied, "I do remember this Reading game vividly. You probably won’t recall this, but during the game, a fight broke out amongst the players, and we were in a very posh box, so everyone was all suited and booted. A fight broke out, at which point you stood up and shouted across the entire director's box ‘Calm down lads we’ve all had a drink.'"

A 'supporter' of West Bromwich Albion, Henry revealed that he is not much of a fan of football, and his trip to the Madejski Stadium did little to change this.

"I’m slightly allergic to football, it’s not my thing. I did love it when the Baggies used to play with Cyrille [Regis], Laurie [Cunningham] and Brendon [Batson] used to play. I was there because we got invited by John Madejski and your dad said come down and have a look, so I went down to watch it and it didn’t cure me of allergy."