A TV and YouTube star is set to compete in a major motorsport event when it 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.

Motoring journalist 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.

In the most recent series of the show the trio competed against each other in the Lake District in three rally-prepared machines, with Harris coming out on top.

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

The 46-year-old has competed in a number of rallying events in the past, however at time of writing his RAC outing is set to be his first since 2016.

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 on 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 move to the Scottish forests after departing from Carlisle earlier in the day.

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