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Heston Blumenthal arrives in Darwen today
4:00pm Wednesday 18th July 2012 in Darwen
HESTON Blumenthal and his chefs will be enjoying an oversized tea party with the people of East Lancashire today.
The celebrity chef has created giant triple-layer biscuits to dunk in a giant tea urn in the centre of Darwen from 2.30pm.
And the chef, renowned for his unusual takes on some English classic dishes, was in the area yesterday as preparations for filming got under way.
He popped into the East Lancashire Hospice shop in Bridge Street where he spoke to manager Jill Holden and volunteer Lynn Perkins about coffee breaks.
Jill said: “He came to see what biscuits we liked and talked to us in front of the camera.
“He bought a tea set as well, so we made some money out of it! Heston and the crew were all really nice.”
The team took the biscuits to the kitchens at Westholme School in Blackburn where they were coated.
Vivienne Davenport from the school said: “They have been delightful.
“We are glad we have been able to accommodate them and they were happy with the facilities.”