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Millions of TV viewers will see two former Coronation Street and Carry On stars serve astonished customers inside the Grasmere Gingerbread® Shop in Cumbria. Amanda Barrie and Sherrie Hewson’s Grasmere Gingerbread® wrapping skills will also be revealed during ITV’s flagship daytime show This Morning to be shown later this month.
The veteran actors turned heads in Grasmere during filming of their comic Carry on Camping series which brings them to the Lake District and other popular holiday spots in the UK.
“They were an absolute hoot,” said Joanne Wilson, manager of the Grasmere Gingerbread® shop and a partner in the business. “I’m a huge fan of Coronation Street and loved the characters Alma and Maureen that they played in the soap a few years ago.” This Morning will screen their Carry on Camping series - which will feature the Grasmere Gingerbread® slot - on July 30 and 31st.
Before filming Amanda and Sherrie enjoyed a few slices of gingerbread with their morning coffee. “Scrumptious!” declared Sherrie whilst Amanda described it as “powerful and with a real oompphhh!” As well as playing roles in Coronation Street both actors also starred in the famous Carry on films that made stars of Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques. Bubbly and full of fun, the girls showed why they are still so popular with TV audiences.
But they shouldn’t give up their day jobs, advised Joanne Wilson after giving them an intensive course in wrapping Grasmere Gingerbread® in special parchment.
“I don’t want to give anything away but I’m not sure if they are quite up to scratch as busy shop assistants,” she said.