Former cricket umpire Dickie Bird is to become the celebrity face of British Sausage Week in a move that will take him around the country to judge the best of British bangers.

The Bpex event runs from 3-9 November and will involve a hunt for Britain’s Landmark Bangers at retailers and butchers.

“I’m so chuffed to be involved in British Sausage Week – sausages are as much a part of Britain’s heritage as cricket and I can’t wait to get sampling the best that each region has to offer,” said Bird.