A stroke of luck - decorator steps in at church concert

When their big act phoned in sick just before his performance, organisers of a church concert in Maldon in Essex thought they were going to have to disappoint the packed audience.

But, hearing of their dilemma, up stepped their painter and decorator John Pierce. A bit of a risk? Not at all!

John wowed the audience with his performance - so much so, they have asked him back for an encore next year.