DARTH Vader will be in Hitchin for a book signing on Friday.

The infamous Star Wars villain - real name David Prowse - will be signing copies of his latest book, Straight from the Force’s Mouth, at Waterstone’s in Market Place between 5pm and 7pm.

The book takes a look behind the scenes of Star Wars and documents how he came to land the role, following a career as a bodybuilder in which he went on to win the British heavyweight weightlifting title.

David is also known for his role as the ‘Green Cross Code’ man during the 1970s, heading up the UK Child Pedestrian Road Safety Campaign. He was awarded the MBE in the Millennium Honours List for his services to road safety and charity.