Dorset's iconic knob-throwing competition, once axed for 'growing too large', has announced it will be returning this year.

Organisers of the Dorset Knob Throwing Games have announced its triumphant return with an all-new venue, having last been held in 2019.

However they are being tight-lipped about the new arrangements for now.

The event - which was previously held every year on the first Sunday in May in the west Dorset village of Cattistock - sees people throw Dorset Knob biscuits as far as possible, as well as a knob and spoon race, knob painting, guess the weight of the knob.

Details are scarce for the moment, but an exact date and location is expected in March.

A spokesperson for the event said: "After a challenging period, venue shifts, and the pandemic, we're thrilled to announce our partnership with a prestigious new host for 2024.

"Stay tuned for more details as we gear up for an unforgettable event.

"A full announcement is coming in March once we've confirmed all the fine details. We appreciate everyone's patience."

The event was cancelled in 2019 when organisers said the sheer number of people that attended - more than 8,000 - meant the occasion could no longer be run by a village committee.

Known for their name, the knobs used in the contest are actually biscuits made using traditionally fermented dough and given three separate bakings.

Competitors both young and old gather to throw their knobs underarm while keeping their foot on the ground - aiming for the greatest distance.

The event was originally held at the Fox and Hounds pub in Cattistock although it was staged at Kingston Maurward near Dorchester in 2017 and 2019.

The event didn't go ahead in 2018 due to problems with the supply of 'knobs' while in 2021 organisers opted to cancel the event for a second year amid Covid uncertainty.