Cliff Richard will reunite with his old backing band The Shadows for an arena tour next year.

The Shadows formed in 1950 (although with none of the current members) and split in 1968, but have not played with Cliff for twenty years. The current band features Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch and Brian Bennett.

The forthcoming gigs - with just UK dates announced so far - will be the last time they all play together.

Watch this space for info on any Irish dates.