POPULAR radio presenter Paul "Goffy'' Gough's first CD is proving a North-East Christmas cracker.

In just a week, the disc, The Best of Goffy in the Morning, has hit the number three spot in the North-East charts.

The Hartlepool-born host of Century FM's breakfast show made the disc in response to requests from listeners. It features calls from listeners, wind-up calls by the DJ to Downing Street and Anthea Turner's book publisher, and interviews with rock legend Chris Rea and Sunderland manager Peter Reid.

The DJ said: "It is great to think that a lad from the North-East is in with the big names battling for CD sales. I'm more used to playing them than making them.

"The CD is full of jokes, wind-ups, and comedy bits from my show.

"The demand has caught me by surprise. We are taking delivery of a further batch of 10,000 CDs to stock up the many stores that have sold out.''