TV funnyman Frank Skinner surprises fans with visit to Conisbrough Castle

Television favourite Frank Skinner surprised staff and visitors with a flying visit to one of Doncaster’s most popular tourist attractions.

Monday, 4th November 2019, 3:57 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th November 2019, 8:23 pm

The Room 101 host dropped into Conisbrough Castle yesterday afternoon, just hours after playing a stand-up show in Doncaster.

Conisbrough Castle shared a photo of the star’s visit on Facebook, writing: “Look who popped into the Castle.

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Frank Skinner visited Conisbrough Castle. (PHoto: Conisbrough Castle/Facebook).

“Lovely chap with a keen interest in history. Nice to meet you Mr Skinner.”

The 62-year-old, whose real name is Chris Collins, performed at Cast in Doncaster on Saturday night as part of nationwide tour.

He has presented a number of shows focusing on Britain’s heritage in previous years after originally finding fame as one of Britain’s favourite stand up comedy stars.

And it is not his first visit to Doncaster.

As well as playing several shows at The Dome, in 2010, he was spotted cheering on his beloved West Bromwich Albion with fellow TV host Adrian Chiles as the pair’s team took on Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium.