A TV and YouTube star is set to compete in a motorsport event that visits the region later this year.

Chris Harris, who presents BBC’s Top Gear alongside Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff, will compete on the Roger Albert Clark Rally that is set to visit Kielder Forest in November.

Harris, who first shot to fame on YouTube through his ‘Chris Harris on Cars’ channel, then became a regular face on the popular BBC programme in 2016 alongside a number of other hosts including Friends star Matt Le Blanc and Rory Reid.

The following year, he became one of the main presenters on the show after a revamp of Top Gear saw both McGuiness and Flintoff join the programme, with the trio going on to host the show ever since.

As well as his TV commitments, Harris is also a regular on the motorsport scene and has competed in events both off road and on track over the last few years.

Harris, who will compete alongside co-driver Brynmor Pierce, will tackle the mammoth five-day event in a Ford Escort Mk2 with the event beginning at Carlisle Auction Mart on Thursday, November 25.

The first three days of the event will all be based in the Cumbrian city, with stages taking place firstly in the West on Thursday afternoon and taking in stages including Newcastleton and Kershope.

Friday then sees the crews head for stages including Chirdonhead, Falstone and Pundershaw in the middle of Kielder Forest, while Saturday sees the rally head for several tests over the Scottish border after departing from Carlisle earlier in the day.

The rally then moves to Wales for two more days of action before finishing at Carmarthen on the afternoon of Monday, November 29.