WRITER and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth is to compere at a fundraising concert later this month.

The star will be at the Summer Magic event at Framfield Grange, Uckfield, as a stand-in for actress Maureen Lipman, who had to pull out because of acting commitments.

The event on June 28 is in aid of the Friends of Sussex Hospices, which supports hospices across the county.