If you’re in desperate need of a lie in, you’ll be very happy to hear that tomorrow you’ll automatically get an extra hour in bed.

The clocks go back tonight to mark the end of daylight saving time and the start of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

The clocks go back at 02:00 tomorrow morning.

That means all clocks are turned back to 01:00 at that time.

While most smartphones will automatically adjust the time, don’t forget to adjust your alarm clock, or you could find yourself missing out on the extra hour in bed!

The first proposal for daylight savings time came from builder William Willet, as he was “incensed at the ‘waste’ of useful daylight during the summer.

Mr Willet said: “Though the sun had been up for hours as he rode his horse through Chislehurst and Petts Wood, people were still asleep in bed”.

He proposed the clocks changing in a pamphlet titled The Waste of Daylight which was published in 1907.

Unfortunately, Mr Willet did not see his idea come to be as he died in 1915, and the first change to the clocks came in 1916.

For many the clocks going back signifies the beginning of the winter season.

As the clocks go backward, nights may seem to get darker sooner, and mornings remain darker for longer.

The clocks will go forward again on Sunday, 28 March 2021.