JACOB Rees-Mogg will join a star-studded line-up of speakers at this autumn’s Henley Literary Festival, it has been announced.

The top politician will joins the likes of Mary Berry, John Craven, Prue Leith, Johnny Ball, Melvyn Bragg and author JoJo Moyes when the festival returns from Saturday, September 28 to Sunday, October 6.

More speakers are also set to be announced in the coming months.

Rees-Mogg comes to the festival for the first time just as party conference season ends with his book, The Victorians - Twelve Titans who Forged Britain.

Also making their festival debut this year is comedian Dom Joly and songwriter Tim Rice.

The festival is set to include 170 talks, Q&As, performances and workshops for adults and children.

As well as Berry – whose 2017 sell-out at the festival was featured on Blue Peter – two other culinary queens are on the menu with Nadiya Hussain, looking at her life as a mother and Muslim, and Bake Off judge Prue with My All-Time Favourite Recipes.

Novelists include the award-winning Kate Atkinson, with her latest Jackson Brodie bestseller, One Day author David Nicholls and Victoria Hislop.

Events for younger readers include Clary, with the latest instalment of The Bolds, McFly star Dougie Poynter and author-illustrator Sophy Henn, who is designing the cover of the festival’s printed programme that will be available in July.

And much-loved former Children’s Laureates Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell both come to the festival for the first time.

Events director Harriet Reed-Ryan said: “I am thrilled that we have got such a varied line-up that represents all ages and backgrounds.

“With 170 events there truly will be something for everyone.“