JIMMY Carr's shows at Yarm’s Princess Alexandra Auditorium this weekend (Saturday, October 5, and Sunday, October 6) have had to be postponed due to unforeseen medical reasons.

Rescheduled dates will be announced later this week. These shows are one of a handful of dates the top TV comedian has had to cancel this week for this reason.

A spokesman for the comedian said: “Jimmy is very sorry to reschedule the shows, but it is unavoidable. He looks forward to seeing everyone at the new dates.

"All tickets for the original dates will be valid for the new shows. If you are unable to attend the new dates, please contact your point of purchase for a refund."