Blythburgh church is visited by radio presenter Simon Mayo

RADIO star Simon Mayo returned to the Blythburgh church that was the inspiration for characters in his debut novel Itch.

The BBC Radio 2 presenter dropped in to Holy Trinity Church on Tuesday to read extracts and talk about the book with the Rev Malcolm Doney.

The names of key characters in the novel were borrowed from a plaque bearing the names of 17th-Century clergy who held office at the church.

Rev Doney said around 130 people packed into the church for the reading and book signing.

He said: 'Simon's is a consummate professional; he held everybody's attention. There was a good mixed crowd.'

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