Comedian Jasper Carrott will be adding his name to Birmingham's Walk of Stars in a lavish ceremony this weekend.

The television actor and stand-up comic will be the second name to be immortalised on the Hollywood-style star trail.

Carrott will be presented with a copy of his star in a ceremony in Centenary Square, Broad Street, by Lord Mayor Randall Brew on Saturday, September 15.

The comedian said: "To be presented with such an award by the people of the city where I was born and bred can only be regarded as the ultimate honour."

The 62-year-old, originally from Acocks Green, will become the second name on the Walk of Stars on Broad Street. Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne started off the Walk of Fame in July, shortly before a barnstorming homecoming gig at the NIA.

There will be a chance for fans to get to see Carrott at the free presentation event, which starts at 7pm.

And this will be followed by a free concert from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and performance by the Birmingham Royal Ballet in Centenary Square immediately after. There will also be a huge fireworks finale, to mark the occasion, and the end of the ArtsFest event which is starting tomorrow.

Carrott was born in Birmingham in 1945 and quickly became a household name in the 1970s selling out theatres around the UK with his quick-fire natural humour, often celebrating Birmingham culture.

He has also enjoyed a hugely successful TV career over the past four decades and currently presents the hit ITV quiz show Golden Balls.

Bill Bohanna, director of the Broad Street Business Improvement District, said: "Jasper has done so much for this city and we are proud to offer him a place on the Walk of Stars in Broad Street.

"He has a great affinity with the people of Birmingham and the Broad Street area following his record breaking run of shows at the National Indoor Arena in 2004.

"People will be able to come along to Broad Street and have their photo taken with Jasper's star for many years to come."

The comedian's friend, former Blues manager and star striker Trevor Francis, has said he is hoping to fly in from his home in Spain in time for the ceremony.

But Carrott's daughter, Lucy Davis - a star of The Office - is filming in Los Angeles, and cannot make it.