It was a fabulous day out on tour yesterday with David Essex.

David wowed his fans on BBC Breakfast and modestly talked about his new bookTravelling Tinker Man and Other Rhymes, an incredible collection of rhymes showing the sheer expanse of his talent as a writer.He went on to charm Becky Want on BBC Radio Manchester and read out his poem about John Lennon in a soft but commanding tone that left Becky speechless for moments afterwards.

If his words moved the broadcast world in the morning, they did so even further with his fans in the afternoon when he signed copies of the book at WH Smith Arndale Centre in Manchester.

One lady had driven 150 miles to see David, so much had he touched her life and the songs been part of her teenage years. Some fans were so ecstatic that they stole kisses on David’s cheek and gave him gifts, others were just keen to shake hands with the master of so many talents.

Tomorrow it continues with David chatting to radio stations across the country for theBBC General News Service and catch him later on Radio 2 with Chris Evans.

So many more fun TV appearances and interviews to come in the following weeks, however do look out for The Daily Express this weekend where David chats about his favourite places to travel and The Sunday Times Review section for an in-depth interview about his life and rhymes.



Travelling Tinker Man and Other Rhymes is out tomorrow in hardback and ebook.