WELSH comedian Rhod Gilbert says he is gutted that his show at Wrexham has been cancelled.

The comedian, known for his Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience show, was due to perform at William Aston Hall on January 28.

In a message to fans he said he was "absolutely gutted" not to be bringing his The Book of John Tour to the town.

On social media, he posted: "I’m absolutely gutted that the Wrexham show scheduled for 28 Jan 2022 has been cancelled.

"I am so sorry to everyone who had tickets for this show, and am extremely concerned to hear that many of you haven’t been contacted with regards to the cancellation and obtaining refunds.

"If you booked through Ticketmaster you will be automatically refunded.

"If you booked through the venue, unfortunately the situation is more complicated. The venue operating company (VMS Live) has ceased trading and is in the process of going into liquidation. They have total responsibility and control over venue ticket sales, and as far as we understand, any refunds will be dealt with as part of their ongoing insolvency process.

"It’s a deeply regrettable and frustrating situation. We are trying to seek further clarification from the venue, but urge you to contact the ticketing outlet/agency where you originally purchased your tickets if you still haven’t heard from them."

Rhod Gilberts latest tour The Book of John.

Rhod Gilberts latest tour The Book of John.

Rhod is the latest big comedy name to be hit by problems at the Wrexham venue.

Last month, Jason Manford announced his regret that his September 5 show had been cancelled.

However, Manford said he would be returning to Wrexham on March 2 and July 7 next year.

Fans of the Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen found out that her planned talk in Wrexham had been cancelled when they arrived at the venue last month.

The cancellation follows the announcement earlier in September that the venue’s operating company, VMS Live (Wrexham) Ltd, had gone into liquidation.