TV chef cooks breakfast at guest house

Roslelea Guest House owner Roger Gilmore and Sean Wilson during filming for the Great Northern Cookbook show for Channel 5
Roslelea Guest House owner Roger Gilmore and Sean Wilson during filming for the Great Northern Cookbook show for Channel 5
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A BLACKPOOL guest house had a VIP chef cook breakfast for visitors.

Sean Wilson, who played martin Platt in ITV’s Coronation Street and is now an award winning cheese-maker popped in to film for his new TV show.

The TV personality visited the Roselea Guest House in Albert Road to take on the challenge to make a top meal for guests.

Sean has recently published his Great Northern Cookbook to go with the show of the same name and his series focuses on local delicacies and traditional food.

Proprietor Roger Gilmore said he and his wife Denise were contacted out of the blue by Channel 5 TV.

They were looking for a North West guest house to do some filming but it had to have a big enough kitchen to get the film crew in and had to have plenty of guests in at the time.

He said: “The producer came down to have a look and thy chose us.

“It was great really and I hope it shows Blackpool guest houses in a good light.

“For the programme I had to stay in bed and let Sean take on the challenge of making the breakfast for all the guests.

“He wanted to feature his black pudding, which we do not normally serve, and so he did the full English breakfasts for everyone.

“I have to say I think he ruined the breakfasts – they were a bit burnt – but the guests absolutely loved having him do it for them and they loved the whole filming experience.

“We had 35 people in at the time so it obviously was not easy for someone who doesn’t have to do it every day.

“Sean was great.

“He took time to talk to all the guests and have photographs taken, they loved him.”

The Great Northern Cookbook episode featuring the Roselea will be aired on Thursday night at 7pm on Channel 5.