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Fred and Chips: Andrew Flintoff comes home to film for new TV show in Preston chippy

Posted on - 6th August, 2014 - 11:04pm | Author - | Posted in - People, Preston News, Ribbleton
Freddie with the Moor Nook Chippy team

Freddie with the Moor Nook Chippy team

Former England cricket star and Preston hero Andrew Flintoff swapped his bat for batter on Tuesday.

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Freddie was back in his hometown to learn how to make the perfect fish and chips from what used to be his local chippy.

Steven Rayton from the Moor Nook Chippy in Ribbleton was showing the Lancashire cricket star how to chop his potatoes ahead of a new TV show.

Flintoff is taking an old fashioned fish and chip van around the country, from Whitby to dare we say it, Blackpool, and he’s learning the ropes in where it all began.

Steven said: “It was great fun. He was with us for around two hours and there were all the kids there taking selfies with him and what not.

“He got stuck in but I’m not sure if I’d take him on full-time.

“We made him wear the overalls and the hat. He put the hat on and was like ‘do I really need to wear this?’ and I said if you don’t then go get your coat.”

Steve's wife Sharon gets a pic with Freddie

Steve’s wife Sharon gets a pic with Freddie

The Moor Nook Chippy on Pope Lane has been serving for more than 30 years and Steve has been in charge of the last eight.

He said: “It was a bit odd having the TV cameras there but everyone enjoyed it. It’s nice to see him back in his hometown and where it all started for him.”

Freddie donned the traditional apron and hat

Freddie donned the traditional apron and hat

Freddie’s fish and chip van was also spotted in the city as he snuck off to enjoy a Nando’s during a break from filming.

Flintoff’s new show is due to be screened on Sky 1 in early 2015.

Did you spot Freddie in Preston? Let us know and post your Flintoff selfies below if you snapped one

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