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Trio of celebrities visit The Bay in just one week!

Many fish and chip shops boast about their famous visitors, from The Krankies to The Beatles, but not that many owners get to meet three famous faces in just one week!

Fish & Chip legend Calum Richardson had not one but three celebrity brushes in April and scored yet more PR goals for team fish and chips.

British journalist, broadcaster and former politician and defence secretary, Michael Portillo, popped into an award-winning Stonehaven fish and chip shop recently as he wraps up filming for his latest series of Great British Railway Journeys.

Taking a trip north, Michael caught up with The Bay Fish and Chips owner, Calum Richardson, to find out more about the business, and local area as part of the show. The production team were interested in the fish and chip shop due to it being named as one of the best food experiences in the world by Lonely Planet in 2018, ranking at 31, Britain’s highest entry.

Next he got to pose with Outlander star Sam Heughan after was invited to cater for the cast and crew while they were filming at an undisclosed location with The Bay on the Road.

Calum revealed that after a long day of cooking he couldn’t resist asking Sam who plays Jamie Fraser on the show, for a cheeky pic with him and fiancee Viktorija Kunickaitee, who was also working on the van.

After the Scots actor had enjoyed his meal, which Calum revealed was a North Sea Haddock and one of his special chickpea fritters with tartare sauce, Sam came to say hello.

“Sam came to speak to us and he remembered us from when we had previously catered for a party at the end of season five, he was really nice and said he’d try and get us back later on for when they are filming more stuff.”

Finally top Tv chef and National Fish & Chip host Phil Vickery dropped in to say hello. The star is best known for his stint on This Morning. The pair have been working together and friends for many years.

What famous faces have you had in your shop? Email asuten@chippychat.co.uk

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