WHITBY High School has been chosen to host BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions show.

On Friday, March 22, the school will welcome the well-known topical and public affairs show – hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby.

The broadcast will feature a panel of personalities from the worlds of politics, media and elsewhere answering questions posed by the audience.

Former Home Secretary Jack Straw and creator of Hollyoaks Phil Redmond are among some of the rumoured panelists.

Members of the public, parents, staff and guests are all invited to the broadcast which will take place at the school from 7pm for the show to begin at 8.02pm. And for those who aren’t able to catch it on Friday night, the show will also be repeated the following day at 1.10pm.

John Simpson, who has taught history and politics at the school for the past 11 years, applied to the BBC two years ago in the hope that the school would get a chance to host the show.

He said: “In all honesty I didn’t really think they would get back to me they did and it’s a very exciting opportunity.

“Not only is this national broadcast great recognition great for our school but it’s also great for Ellesmere Port itself.

“There are about 400 seats available at the moment and we are expecting quite a good turnout on the night.

“Everyone is welcome to come and see the broadcast, the tickets are free and anyone who is interested in securing any can get in touch with us at the school,” he added.

To secure your tickets for Any Questions, call 0151 355 8445