SASSY soprano Lesley Garrett is the VIP guest at Clacton Arts and Lits on Monday.

The classically trained singer's career as musician, broadcaster and TV personality has spanned more than 30 years and she has performed around the world.

She has 14 solo CDs to her credit and is a regular on ITV daytime show Loose Women.

Lesley also starred in the first series of celebrity talent contest Strictly Come Dancing, coming third with partner Anton du Beke.

She is at Clacton's Princes Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets go on sale on the door to non-members from 7.15pm.