Everyone has experienced shame, but John Robins has turned it into an art-form, apparently.

And the good news is, he'll be bringing his "Hot Shame" show to Worcester's Huntingdon Hall, on October 5.

The award-winning stand-up covered the S-word extensively on the Radio X show and podcast he previously co-hosted with fellow comic Elis James. ‘John’s Shame Well’ – a feature where listeners sent in their shameful memories for Robins to share with the nation – became hugely popular.

Now, the 36-year-old comedian is sharing his own embarrassing experiences on stage in his new tour, Hot Shame.

A spokesman said: "It’s Robins’s first live show since 2017’s The Darkness of Robins, which won the biggest prize in live comedy – the Edinburgh Comedy Award – and went on to play to tens of thousands across the country".

"Since then, Robins has been busy co-writing a book, The Holy Vible, with his podcast partner; filming his own TV series, ‘Beat the Internet’, for Dave; launching a golf-based YouTube channel with fellow putter Alex Horne; and, most recently, saying goodbye to Radio X to host a new show with Elis on BBC Radio 5 Live."

But what can Robin say about his latest tour into public confessions?

He said: "It’s about shame! I think shame is a damaging emotion, and there’s something quite cathartic about seeing someone own stories that they might otherwise have kept to themselves. Everyone has shameful memories, and whereas guilt is private, shame is a very public thing. You feel guilty about stuff that no one knows about, but shame is about moments of getting things wrong in public or wondering what other people think of you.

"hen shame’s attached to something that you shouldn’t be ashamed of, it can cause real damage. For example, if someone’s on a date and they shit themselves, they haven’t done anything wrong. It’s a horrific experience and I can imagine it would haunt someone for their entire life, but no one has done anything wrong there."

Tickets: 01905 611 427