Hollywood actress Emma Thompson has donned her apron to take part in a Bake Off themed fracking proest in Lancashire.
The Love Actually actress, along with her sister Sophie Thompson, is the Preston New Road fracking site on the Fylde wearing Frack Free Bake Off branded aprons and brandishing whisks and wooden spoons.
The stunt has been organised by Greenpeace, which has erected a tent along the style of The Great British Bake Off, where the Thompson sisters will be baking in a ‘Frack Free Bake Off’.
Emma Thompson said: “I was livid when I heard about the government’s plans to frack under national parks. Since then I’ve discovered that to prop up their half-baked energy policies the government may have to force fracking onto reluctant local communities. This must be challenged. We have to show the government that we will not allow fracking to scar our countryside and fuel yet more climate change, and what better way to do that here in Britain than to hold a Bake Off?’
Sophie Thompson, also an actress who starred in Four Weddings and a Funeral, said: “There’s nothing like food to bring people together, and nothing like fracking to pull them apart. For years, to oppose fracking this community has played by the rules of our democracy. Yet the government has rigged the competition undemocratically to favour the fracking industry. If our government energy policy were a cake, it would probably be a crossover between a crumble and an Eton mess.”