East Lancashire's queen of uncensored reviews has joined forces with Holland's Pies as she fights to crown her favourite flavour king of the pastries.


To celebrate British Pie Week this week, three celebrities have teamed up with the Accrington-based pie manufacturer, and will battle it out to be named Pie Minister.

Rossendale's Antonella Brollini, actor Will Mellor, and Briony Williams from the Great British Bake Off have each taken the stand to represent their favourite pie from Hollands' brand new family pie range.

But it is die-hard pie fans who must decide which flavour should be crowned the best.

Antonella Brollini

Antonella Brollini

Will is campaigning for potato and meat, GBBO's Briony will be representing cheese and onion, and ITV This Morning Flowerpot Corner presenter Antonella will stand for mince beef and onion.

The celebs’ campaign speeches began on Facebook and Twitter this week and pie-enthusiasts can cast their vote via the Holland’s Pies website where they'll be entered into a prize draw to win a year’s supply of family pies.

Five winners will be selected at random, with entries closing before midnight on Sunday March 7.

Antonella said: “Cheese and potatoes? Please tell them to shut their pie holes.

"It has been left to your Auntie Nelly to pie-oneer the mince beef and onion movement and I do love a bit of beef.

"So, get behind the fight for mince beef and onion- you know you want to.”

Will Mellor

Will Mellor

Will Mellor said: “I grew up on potato and meat pies - they’re the best.

"There’s never been a better marriage of flavours than vegetables and meat in a shortcrust pastry.

"Vote for potato and meat pies now – you know it makes sense.”

Briony Williams added: “I’m leading the charge for the tasty cheese and onion pie.

"I'm an expert when it comes to baking, so I know this has an amazing flavour and incredible pastry."

Briony Williams

Briony Williams

Brand manager for Holland’s Pies, Leanne Holcroft, said: “British Pie Week is one of the biggest weeks in the pie calendar, so we’re excited to be rallying up our amazing fans to choose their favourite flavour of family pie and to help us crown a champion.

"We know the decision will be tough and may cause divisions, but there can only be one winner.

"So which celebrity and flavour will reign supreme?”

To vote, visit: hollandspies.co.uk/votenow