A GILLINGHAM granny who spent lockdown writing a book is to be the guest star on a TV show tomorrow.

Anne Kings, known as Granny Annie, spent the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic writing children’s book ‘Button Cottage Lockdown’, dedicated to her three grandchildren, Noah, Bella and Abel.

The 73-year-old had written this book hoping to support children through this year’s crisis.

Following a book signing in Waitrose last month, with proceeds from book sales donated to Julia’s House, she will be joining Martin and Roman Kemp on their ITV show tomorrow, August 30, as 'guest granny'.

Anne said she was “flabbergasted” when she received the show invite, adding: “Copies of the book have been posted all over the UK and abroad. Word-of mouth is an amazing thing.

“I could never have imagined that this quirky little story which serves as a memento of this very weird time could become so popular, not just with children but with people of all ages, yet still be raising much needed funds for Julia’s House.

"If [going on TV will] help me sell more of my books for Julia’s House, then I had to agree to do it. I just hope I don’t embarrass myself!”