A MUCH-LOVED TV architect born in Sunderland is set to come to the North East as part of a UK-wide tour where he will share stories of his life both on and off screen.

George Clarke is best known for his series George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, The Home Show and The Restoration Man.

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Mr Clarke will be bringing his live debut tour to the Tyne Theatre in Newcastle, as well as the Royal Hall in Harrogate, which is set to give fans a glimpse behind the scenes of George’s hit TV shows.

The show is set to include audio-visual features as George shares tales from his childhood, how he was inspired to pursue architecture and how he stumbled into TV.

He will also talk audiences through some of the architectural highlights of their local area.

Mr Clarke said that being able to go on tour “and tell my story is amazing” and that he was looking forward to it.

He said: “I’m just a storyteller, about people and about buildings. So to be going on tour, to be able to tell my story is amazing.

“I’m looking forward to doing 20 nights around the country, to meeting lots of people, having a bit of fun and enjoying that month on the road.

“I already felt like the luckiest boy in the world to do architecture, but to travel the country talking about architecture and my life – it’s off the scale amazing.”

Away from the TV, Mr Clarke is also an ambassador for housing-related charities including “Shelter” and “The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community” among others.

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Tickets for George Clarke’s Life in Amazing Architecture go on sale at 10am on Friday March 11 and can be found here

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