A FORMER BBC Fame Academy star's number one fan has lured him back to Galashiels.

Anne Chalmers has been a devoted follower of Alistair Griffin since his appearance on the popular music show back in 2003.

And once again she has convinced him to come and play at her local bowling club.

Griffin's songs have soundtracked some of the nation's biggest sporting moments and even a royal wedding - yet this will be the second time he's rolled up to play at Anne's local bowling club.

As part of his forthcoming tour the Yorkshire singer will stop off at Galashiels Bowling Club on Friday, September 28.

Anne told us: "Alistair is the music industry's best kept secret.

"If you haven't heard his name you'll certainly have heard his music on TV."

Griffin's strike rate for musically capturing TV's big sporting moments rivals the likes of Noel Gallagher and Kasabian.

His song, Just Drive, is the main title music for Formula One on Sky Sports and now across the whole of the United States.

BBC Wimbledon used another of his tracks, What If, to crown Andy Murray's historic victory and the roll call goes on including soundtracks for the Olympics, The Open Golf and the FA Cup Final.

He also duetted with Girls Aloud and Strictly star Kimberley Walsh on his song 'The Road' for the world's biggest cycle race, The Tour de France.

It's little wonder the BBC called on him again for a song to use in their Royal Wedding montage for Harry and Meghan's big day. His cover of Yazoo classic 'Only You' summed up the moment perfectly and was beamed around the world to billions.

Ahead of this month's UK-wide tour Alistair said: "Getting your songs on TV is a great way to reach new audiences these days and I'm really looking forward to getting out and playing these songs live and acoustic."

Alistair Griffin will play Galashiels Bowling Club on Friday, September 28 - doors open at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced at £10, can be purchased from https://tinyurl.com/y7ev7qmw