Veteran magician Paul Daniels and sidekick Debbie McGee will front British Sausage Week 2009.

The British Sausage Appreciation Society has enlisted the help of the conjuring double act to promote the event, which runs from 2 November. They will tour the country sampling sausages from the shortlisted finalists in eight different regions and presenting the awards.

Daniels said: “I can’t wait to start tasting the nation’s best bangers. British Sausage Week is a national institution. I look forward to revealing what makes a really special sausage.”