A game show personality will officially open a leisure centre following a £400,000 facilities upgrade.

TV personality and barrister, Shaun Wallace from ITV’s The Chase will relaunch Harrow Leisure Centre on January 12 after a recently completed refurbishment.

Mr Wallace will open the new gym at 12pm before a brief Q&A session and a talk on his new autobiography, Chasing the Dream.

He said: “I am honoured to be invited to open the new gym at Harrow Leisure Centre and equally pleased to have the opportunity to meet people there to chat about my experiences.

“I hope to inspire others to chase their dream, however hard they may feel things are right now, and am looking forward to meeting people and answering their questions.”

The gym, operated by Everyone Active on behalf of Harrow Council, has seen a £400,000 investment transform the layout to include a new range of equipment and an upgraded exercise studio with a sprung-loaded floor.

Guests can also take part in a host of free activities including swimming from 10am to 5pm, roller skating hosted by Sk8citylondon from 12.30pm to 4.30pm and football and badminton sessions from 10am to 5pm.

Everyone Active general manager, Iain Milton, added: “We are looking forward to welcoming Shaun as our guest of honour to officially open the gym before meeting people in our Masefield Suite.”