TV comedy star Ade Edmondson swapped cooking up jokes for cooking up chine as he filmed his latest show in Louth.
The comedian turned chef dropped into Lakings butchers on Thursday afternoon to shoot scenes for the second series of ITV’s Ade in Britain.
With his famous tiny caravan in tow, the former Bottom and The Young Ones actor along with his camera crew spent three hours at the butchers tasting food and chatting with staff.
As filming finished, Ade, married to Lincolnshire comedienne Jennifer Saunders, revealed to the Leader that he was a big fan of Louth.
“I come to Louth a lot, it’s a nice place,” he said.
“My band (The Bad Shepherds) have recorded a few times at Chapel Studios in South Thoresby and we’ll often pop into town.
“Filming has been brilliant today, we’ve all enjoyed it.”
After bringing the curtain down on his hugely successful comedy career in the late 1990s, Ade began to take up more serious roles and has appeared in a number of prime time shows like Jonathan Creek and Holby City.
He then honed his famed cooking skills on Hell’s Kitchen, reaching the final but losing out to Linda Evans.
Last year saw Ade front the first series of Ade in Britain, which sees him visit different counties to sample local delicacies and it was revealed he’d be cooking haslet for Lincolnshire folk singers in this episode.
After taking in the Lincoln Cathedral before visiting Louth, Ade and his crew went on to Grimsby to taste some fresh fish and Horncastle to sample the Lincolnshire Red beef.
Owner of Lakings, John Laking, said: “Ade was amazed at how many butchers there are in Louth, he was very impressed.
“He was very approachable and seemed to love the chine, he’d not had it before and he kept going back for more.
“Programmes like this can only be good for us as a business and for the town.”
The show’s producer revealed that the Lincolnshire episode would likely be shown in either December this year or January next year.