A JOHNSTONE man’s new YouTube talk show is set to shine a light on one of the town’s biggest success stories.

Chit Chat with Jed and Co – which launched last month and is produced in conjunction with Lab Rat Productions – rolled into town last week to hear about the rise of Thorn Athletic Football Club.

The bumper Christmas special, which was filmed at town centre Indian restaurant Shimla Pinks, sees host Jed McCabe sit down with Thorn chairperson Mark McGee, who founded the club along with a group of friends back in the late 1990s.

Viewers who tune into the show at 9pm tomorrow will hear about the club’s modest beginnings and turbulent early years through a trophy-laden two decades which has seen it grow to become the largest in town and recently launch a Sports Academy.

The Chit Chat with Jed and Co YouTube channel has already seen high traffic, with over 1,300 views for his first sit-down with Glasgow-based martial arts guru Mike Krause.

Jed, who was born and brought up in Johnstone, hopes to use the new show to give a platform to a range of inspirational people and their stories.

His slogan of ‘The show where everyone has their say’ certainly rings true with the second offering, as Jed and Mark discuss the Thorn’s development in depth.

Jed told The Gazette: “The Thorn’s rise might have taken many by surprise – but not me. That’s why I can’t wait for people to see this.

“The show is going from strength to strength and, over the coming weeks and months, I’ll be bringing an array of guests together so they can all have their say.”

Anyone who would like to view tomorrow’s show should search for ‘Chit Chat with Jed and Co’ on YouTube.