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FRESH from his memorable performance on 2016’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, Joel Dommett arrived in Melksham last week to perform in front of a sell-out crowd at the Assembly Hall.
Described as one of the UK’s most energetic and exciting comedians, Joel took some time out before the show to meet with the Melksham News to share his first impressions and to catch up on all the latest goings on with his own copy of the paper.
“This is my first time in Melksham,” said Joel. “I’m surprised that I haven’t really heard of the place before as I grew up not far away, in Thornbury. But I can see already that it is a really nice place with some really friendly people.”
Joel’s unique brand of comedy that takes the audience on a journey through personal experiences involving stories of woe, naivety and stupidity was a hit with the sell-out Melksham crowd, with many taking to social media to review the night and to also encourage the star to try out some of the restaurants and pubs in the town.
“Very funny evening watching @joeldommett on stage in #Melksham,” said Becky Hatfield on Twitter.
On Instagram, Lisa Cole said, “You were brill. Hope you grabbed a Chick-o-Land on the way home.”
“Fab night!! You were great!” said Andrea Jenks.
Madelaine McGinn said, “Blink and it’s gone. Hope you enjoyed a curry at the Refa! Or a pint at the Parson’s Nose. And let’s not forget the Grapes!”
It was clear to the Assembly Hall’s facilities and hospitality manager, Tim Cross, that Joel had been won over by the local crowd. “For one moment, Melksham was the king of the jungle’s theatre and he sussed the town within an instant; as he said to the Assembly Hall staff as he left, ‘What a lovely place Melksham is’.”
Summing up his visit to Melksham, Joel shared some parting words on Instagram, “Thanks Melksham! Show was fuuun.”