RONNIE Corbett's grandson is starring in a play as part of the Brighton Fringe, with the diminutive comedy legend's widow due to make a special appearance to see him perform.

Dylan Corbett-Bader, 18, has a leading role in A Glass of Nothing, currently running at The Warren, and tomorrow his grandmother and former West End musical star Anne Hart will be in the audience for the final performance.

The comedy legend, one half of the iconic double act the Two Ronnies, died of motor neuron disease earlier this year.

His widow Anne said: "Ronnie would be absolutely overjoyed and so proud of Dylan, as we all are.

“But we have had to keep the news a secret because Dylan, who was utterly devoted to his grandfather, felt that it was too soon to be talking about this only weeks after Ron’s passing.

She added: “Ron was an entertainer for 64 years, which is as long as the Queen has reigned. I went on the boards as a young child in Where The Rainbow Ends on the London stage.

“It’s lovely to know that the latest generation of the family has picked up the baton and is following us onto the stage to entertain the British public”.

Dylan won a postgraduate diploma in Acting for TV, Film and Radio at Brighton, Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College, and has now been accepted by the National Youth Theatre.

He is the son of Ronnie's daughter Sophie, an actress who also runs the Four Candles boutique in Victoria Street.

The playwright behind A Glass of Nothing, Peter Kenny said: “Dylan may be only 18, but he has revealed a lovely depth and core to his performance. Some actors just have loveability, and Dylan is one of them."

A Glass of Nothing is being put on by Brighton Blonde Productions and is on tonight and tomorrow (May 18-19) at 8.30pm, with tickets £9 available on 01273 917272.