JASON Donovan's new tour of the UK and Ireland, Even More Good Reasons, will be coming to Somerset in December.  

The Australian singer and actor's tour will celebrate the 30th anniversary of his debut album, 10 Good Reasons. 

The 37-date tour will start at Dartford's Orchard Theatre on October 2, and the last show will take place five months later at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin.  

On December 1, Donovan will play The Forum in Bath, where he will perform classic hits such as Too Many Broken HeartsEspecially For You and Any Dream Will Do from the hit musical Joseph and His Technicolour Dreamcoat.

The gigs were originally scheduled to take place in 2020 but were postponed because of the pandemic.

This will be the first time since 2016 that Donovan has performed his biggest hits for a live audience. 

Jason said: "I’m ecstatic the tour is finally underway.  We’ve had to reschedule the dates a number of times, so to be actually making plans at last is really exciting.

"I literally can’t wait to get on the road again.  My wife can’t wait for me to get on the road again either!

"Having lived through two productions, one as a producer (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), one as a performer (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat)  in recent months, I’m really aware of how difficult it has been for the live sector. 

"I was always positive that once things started to move towards a sense of what we knew before, that people would naturally want to share in that experience of a live show once again. 

"It has been overwhelming and emotional to see people celebrating life.  I’d like to think that live shows are a bit of therapy out of the last 18 months. 

"And it’s always great to revisit times when life was much simpler, so I hope people will come along and do just that!"

The 53-year-old rose to fame as Scott Robinson in the Australian soap Neighbours, not least because of his character's on-screen romance with Charlene, played by Kylie Minogue. 

Their characters' wedding was watched by more than 20 million UK viewers. 

Shortly after Donovan launched his singing career with Nothing Can Divide Us, his duet his Minogue, Especially For You, became the first chart-topper of 1989. 

Donovan topped the UK charts three more times with Too Many Broken Hearts, his cover of Sealed With A Kiss and Any Dream Will Do from playing the lead role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

He said: "I can’t wait to get out there again amongst my fans and deliver a new energetic show that is both personal, creative and reflective - something that is both nostalgic and just a bloody good night out."