IF YOU'RE a fan of Love Island, you might recognise the silky Scottish tones of Iain Stirling before you recognise his face.

The 28-year-old is a regular on TV - as the voice over of Love Island, he had half the nation swooning over him when he appeared in front of the cameras at the end of the last season.

He's also starred in Drunk History, Russell Howard's Good News and still hosts his own Scottish BAFTA winning children's show - The Dog Ate My Homework.

Following on from the success of his Touchy Feely tour last year, which visited Taunton, Iain is gearing up to make a return to the county town with his latest show Onwards.

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"I'm really looking forward to coming back to Taunton," Iain says.

"It genuinely was one of my favourite places last year, because I didn't think that there would be that many people, and actually there was a great crowd and I had a lovely reaction and the people were very kind so I'm hoping for the same thing again this time around.

"I didn't really get to see much of Taunton, but from what I could tell it was very much like where I grew up.

"You have really posh middle class people and then nut jobs, there's no middle ground.

"I would definitely be one of the psychopaths I think."

So what is Iain's new show all about?

"It's all about how my generation, Millennials in their 20s and early 30s, are perceived by society and how we perceive society.

"It's about how we're being ignored both politically and sociably, even more so now and how nothing is really changing with that.

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"The show has changed a lot in the past few months because there have been some big changes with Brexit and Trump so I talk about that a lot as well and more about how if we stopped arguing and maybe just listened to each other for a change.

"I've done the show quite a few times now as I always run it at the Edinburgh Festival which went really well so I'm looking forward to doing it to different audiences.

"I've already been working on new material for this year, I try and come up with a new hour of stuff for each year and so I'll be doing little bits of that on my show, just trying bits on the audience to see a reaction so it should be good."

Iain burst onto the comedy scene while he still at university in Edinburgh where he was studying for a law degree.

He was performing one night at the comedy club when he was asked afterwards if he wanted to be a children's TV Show presenter, something he said he hadn't really thought about before.

He adds: "They asked me to go for an audition and they really liked me so then I started presenting on CBBC.

"It's great fun and I still do it now in Glasgow in the same studio where Mrs Brown's Boys is filmed.

"I'd love to be in that show, but not as myself, I'd definitely want to play a cross-dressing granny who is friends with Mrs Brown.

"I'm off to New Zealand as well for five weeks with my tour and then after that I'll be off to do Love Island.

"It's a great job, I fly off somewhere, do four hours of work a day and then try and make the most of the sun to top up my Scottish tan.

"They said they wanted someone with a regional accent so they couldn't really go for northern England as you'd just think of that guy on Big Brother so I guess it was Scottish or Irish.

I always pictured someone with a really strong Somerset accent doing the voice over on the show as I think it would be hilarious.

"The cast are great fun, my favourite person from the first series was a guy called Jon Clark who is now on the The Only Way is Essex.

"He was one of the funniest people ever, he proposed to the girl he met on the show five weeks after it had finished.

"He used to say stuff like my love for you is like a unicorn.

"And then I loved Nathan and Cara who won this year who are again from Essex, I never realised I got on so well with people from Essex until I did this show."

  • Iain will be bringing his laughs to the Tacchi Morris on February 10 at 7.30pm.