Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts has announced a UK tour.

The former mobile phone salesman – who landed a record deal after winning the recent ITV talent show – will kick off the 20-date tour in Cambridge on January 21 2008, finishing up at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on February 17.

Paul will be releasing his debut album, One Chance, in 15 countries after becoming a global sensation.

The amateur opera singer has signed deals to release his record in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Finland, Germany, Holland, Spain, Sweden, Portugal, Italy, Denmark, Ireland and the UK.

The album will hit the shops here on July 16.

Paul said: “All of this is like a fairy tale and I’m terrified I’m going to wake up soon and find I’ve dreamt it all.

“The support I’ve had has been incredible and I feel so touched and humbled by it.”

The tour dates are as follows:

January 2008
21 Corn Exchange, Cambridge
22 Royal Centre, Nottingham
23 International Centre, Harrogate
25 Aberdeen Music Hall, Aberdeen
26 Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow
27 Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh
29 City Hall, Newcastle
30 City Hall, Sheffield

February 2008
1 International Arena, Cardiff
2 Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
3 Liverpool Empire, Liverpool
5 Brighton Centre, Brighton
6 New Theatre, Oxford
8 Pavilions, Plymouth
9 Guildhall, Portsmouth
11 Hippodrome, Bristol
12 Symphony Hall, Birmingham
15 Victoria Hall, Stoke
16 Regent Theatre, Ipswich
17 Hammersmith Apollo, London