Watford will have to find a new man to embody their mascot Harry the Hornet on matchdays.

Gareth Evans, who has brought the giant hornet to life and entertained fans at Vicarage Road with his whole-hearted dance routines and rhythmic drumming, has announced he will step away from the role.

He announced the news on his twitter account as he wrote of the pride he has taken in being Watford’s mascot.