METHODIST minister Les Hann has revealed he will not be watching himself when he appears on national TV quiz The Weakest Link today.

But his wife, Jill, and daughter, Charlotte, will be tuning in to see how he fares under a tough grilling from "Queen of Mean" Anne Robinson.

Mr Hann, minister at Stanhope, Weardale, said: "I rarely get time to watch TV programmes and I feel really nervous about being seen on national telly.

"I'll probably be out and about somewhere at the time."

Mr Hann made headlines in The Northern Echo in May last year when he dressed as Methodist pioneer John Wesley and rode on horseback to a Weardale chapel to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the preacher's first visit to the dale.

"I was a lot less nervous about doing that than appearing on The Weakest Link," he said. "I don't even like looking at myself on wedding videos."

Mr Hann was invited to take part in the BBC quiz after researchers chose a handful of Weardale people to take part. His programme, which will be broadcast at 5.15pm, was recorded two months ago.

"It was a good day out in London. Anne Robinson was quite chatty and I really enjoyed it," he said.

"My wife will be videoing the programme. She's a bit of a TV quiz fan, and I may take a look at that some time in the future to see how I came over."

Under rules governing the quiz, contestants are not permitted to reveal how well they may have done until the programme is broadcast.

But Mr Hann said: "I did surprise myself by answering quite a few questions."