CHRIS Rea's tour stops in Dorset on Tuesday.

Appropriately for the season he will be performing Driving Home for Christmas at his gig at the Bournemouth BIC.

Although he wrote the song back in 1986, the 66-year-old blues-rocker says he doesn't get bored of playing his old hits.

"I always feel there’s room for improvement. I’m not saying that I'm a perfectionist, but I always strive for perfection - I can't seem to switch it off."

*Chris Rea, The Road Songs for Lovers tour, Bournemouth BIC, Tuesday December 12. Call the box office for tickets.