ONE of the stars of TV's The Yorkshire Vet will share stories about his work at Otley Courthouse next month.

Julian Norton's daily professional challenges - along with that of fellow vet Peter Wright - have been documented over five successful series of the Channel 5 show, with a six series set to air in the Spring.

Julian was inspired by the late veterinary surgeon Alf Wight (better known as Yorkshire author James Herriot) to undertake a career caring for farm and domestic animals.

He has spent 21 years as a vet at Wight’s original practice, Skeldale Veterinary Centre in Thirsk, and will discuss his experiences at the Courthouse on Saturday, March 3.

The evening will see Julian sharing stories from his veterinary life and the huge variety of animals, and people, he has met along the way.

They will include accounts of his struggle to become accustomed to his newly acquired celebrity status.

Recalling a recent incident, he said: "The other day I came out of the butchers and there was a young lad loitering about in a hoodie."He shuffled up to me and said: ‘Sorry – can I get a photo with you? I really like your show.’

"That’s very strange."

An Audience with Julian Norton at Otley Courthouse starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £15.

They can be booked by visiting, calling (0194)3 467466 or popping into the Courthouse, on Courthouse Street, Otley.