True to his word, comedian and self-titled story teller David Baddiel got to see a bit of the Isle of Wight when he brought his show to Shanklin, this week.

The broadcaster, author and actor posted pictures of the town, as he explored the beach.

Later, his breakfast at the Fishbourne Inn sparked a discussion about ramekins and he also confessed to being 'thrilled' to be on the Wightlink ferry from Portsmouth.

David is on tour with Trolls: Not The Dolls, which arrived at Shanklin Theatre on Wednesday (October 6), after the date had to be rescheduled due to Covid-19.

In an exclusive interview with the Isle of Wight County Press, he explained the show is about "one of the rare laws of social media, which is a bit like the Wild Wes - the mantra 'don't feed the trolls.'"

Read it in full here: Shanklin welcomes David Baddiel's Trolls comedy tour

Arriving on the Island, David tweeted from the ferry: "Nearest I’ve been to abroad for two years. Stupidly thrilled."

Later, he tweeted a picture of Shanklin beach in the sunshine and said: "Isle of Wight, showing off a bit, frankly."

Alongside a photo of Shanklin's cliff lift, he quipped: "Bit knackered by the walk. May take my chances with this. If you’re coming tonight to the gig and I don’t make it please check the cliffs."

A Twitter discussion about breakfasts was also sparked when he posted a picture of his Full English, served up by the Fishbourne Inn, later commenting "Social media stokes divisiveness and binary opinions, exhibit one."

Among those to enjoy the gig, which was David Baddiel's first on the Island, Andrew Smith tweeted: "Really enjoying @Baddiel in Shanklin tonight. Wish I'd bought my inhaler though. Laughter isn't always the best medicine."