A SHOWBIZ veteran will bring his signature risqué humour, song and dance to a Caerphilly hotel tonight.

Welsh-born female impersonator Stan Munro, 75, has jetted in from his home in Australia to perform in Abercarn, the town where he grew up.

The performer has been in showbusiness since the age of 13, touring the UK with The Francis Langford Boys Choir and honing his craft in pantos at the Old Lyceum Theatre, Newport.

After leaving South Wales at 22 years old, Mr Munro has performed under his own name in Hong Kong, Singapore and Beirut, appeared in several films and TV shows and counted Cilla Black as one of his good friends.

Speaking about his return to Abercarn, Mr Munro said: “I’m still going strong at 75 and I exercise every day.

“For those who are not familiar with my show, it’s very bawdy and I don’t impersonate stars but a particular woman who tells quite a few naughty jokes.

“I seem to have caught a Welsh bug since I arrived here so if my voice holds up, you might even get a few Shirley Bassey songs.”

Biographer William Brougham met Mr Munro over Facebook and discovered that he had worked as a child film star. 

Mr Munro told him about his friendships and romances later on in his life with stars Larry Grayson and John Inman.

Recalling their conversations, Mr Brougham said: “Stan intrigued me and the more I spoke to him the more fascinating I found him.

“Each time we chatted I discovered more nuggets of information and he has led a colourful, well travelled, exciting and full life.”

He added: “He may be 75 but still has the cheeky glint in his eye of a school boy and the quick wit to match. It is very endearing.

“His life story really is a trip around the world and we hope to have the book on his life written and released in the next 18 months or so.”

The show will take place tonight at the Crown Inn, West End, Abercarn and is scheduled to kick off at 5pm.