TV comic Paul Merton had an awkward moment during the recording of BBC Radio 4 favourite Just A Minute at Evesham’s Regal cinema.

The Have I Got News For You favourite had to descend from the Regal’s stage due to an attack of vertigo.

Crowds snaked all the way down Port Street as fans of the show tried to get in to watch the recording. Alongside Merton, the other panellists were comedian Miles Jupp and poet Pam Ayres.

Hosted by Nicholas Parsons, the show format sees panellists talk on a subject for 60 seconds – without hesitation, repetition or deviation – and the event was hailed a great success.