Among the young performers taking centre stage tonight are 15-year-old Imogene, who is leaving her home in Great Yarmouth to go on tour with Russell’s Circus, and stunt rider Peter, 17, whose motorcycling skills in the ‘globe of death’ at Planet Circus have earned him a legion of female fans.

Meanwhile, when both circuses roll into town in Cleethorpes, Peter’s dad is fuming when he discovers that someone’s taken down his posters.