AN SAS hero turned TV star will be talking about his life at a Kidderminster Town Hall show next month. 

Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham, who features on Channel 4 show SAS Who Dares Wins, will be coming to the town on July 1. 

Leaving school at eleven years of age, running with gangs in Birmingham, and almost being killed in a knife fight eventually led to him discovering the British armed forces at sixteen years of age. 

Billingham would graduate from the Royal Marine cadets to enlisting with the Parachute Regiment in 1983, where he would serve with distinction as a Patrol Commander and expert sniper. 

Kidderminster Shuttle: Mark ‘Billy’ BillinghamMark ‘Billy’ Billingham

In 1991 he took on an even bigger challenge – taking the SAS course – the fearsome and secretive elite special forces unit with a well-won reputation for excellence in operating in extreme and hazardous conditions. 

He would serve seventeen years with the SAS, serving in countless war zones, winning a commendation for bravery and being awarded the MBE. 

After leaving the army he embraced the life of a bodyguard to Hollywood stars such as Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Sir Michael Caine, Russell Crowe, and Tom Cruise before being recruited as one of the lead instructors on SAS - Who Dares Wins for television.

The evening will include a Questions and Answer session with a chance to meet Billy himself.

Tickets for An Audience with Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham are available via the Kidderminster Town Hall website.