TV comedy star’s Louth visit set to hit your screens

Ade Edmondson pictured outside Lakings of Louth butchers on his visit to the town in May 2012.
Ade Edmondson pictured outside Lakings of Louth butchers on his visit to the town in May 2012.

The episode of ITV’s new series of Ade in Britain, featuring TV comedy star Ade Edmondson’s trip to Louth, will hit our screens this Thursday.

Ade dropped into Lakings butchers in May 2012 to film part of a Lincolnshire episode for the second series of the popular food show which will be shown at 4pm.

The former Bottom and The Young Ones actor along with his camera crew spent three hours at the Eastgate butchers tasting food and chatting with staff.

In the county episode Ade also learns the art of stone masonry from the top of Lincoln Cathedral, and meets a farmer who keeps one of Britain’s oldest breeds of cattle. Later, he cooks up a regional snack for some local folk singers.

Sam Phillips, Louth Town Partnership’s co-ordinator, said: “The town partnership is delighted with the great national media coverage Louth is receiving at the moment.

“We hope that it will encourage more people to visit Louth to see what makes it so special. More visitors could mean a real boost to the local economy.”

Of the latest series, Ade said: “You may be asking why I’m driving around the country towing a little caravan behind me. Well, I want to experience and celebrate everything that’s great about Britain.

“From Cornish pasties to Kentish ales, from Morris dancing to sea shanties – I’m not saying that Britain is best, but I think it’s in the top one.”