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Celebrity chef Andi Oliver cooks up a ‘Fabulous Feast’ for Bridlington RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Andi Oliver, celebrity host of BBC’s Great British Menu is set to bring her new BBC Two programme ‘Fabulous Feasts’ to Bridlington and the RNLI volunteer crew this Spring.

Chef Andi Oliver with volunteers of Bridlington RNLI

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Chef Andi Oliver with volunteers of Bridlington RNLI

The volunteers from Bridlington RNLI will feature in a new 8-part series to be aired on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer, starting Wednesday 27 March 2024. The programme, which is a totally new series to the BBC, will see the acclaimed chef and restauranteur bring her party skills to various locations across the UK, and Bridlington will feature in this new and exciting series. It will feature all the communities visited in the series in which Andi brings her delicious food, good vibes and great music to bring people together and lift the soul.

The programme was filmed over a number of days last summer and sees not only the volunteers at Bridlington RNLI featured but also many other businesses around the town as well as the Bridlington Sea Cadets, locals and holidaymakers enjoying not only the wonderful fish inspired food but also the amazing atmosphere created at the event.

Andi commented after the shows were recorded, ‘The highlight from this series, is that I think it’s really an honour to travel the country and meet people who are doing such extraordinary work. I just feel that every town I have been to and every community that I have engaged with, I have just met people who are showing the best of themselves and show us how we can live if we do really work hard and do it right’.

Richard Pockley, Bridlington RNLI volunteer and local fisherman who was interviewed by Andi said ‘This programme is not simply about the RNLI but it also illustrates the various businesses in the town. Andi spoke to me in relation to my shellfish business and what it means to the town. It was brilliant that the BBC should showcase the town in a good light as Bridlington, like many other seaside towns, often doesn’t get the coverage it fully deserves’

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For more information, please contact Mike Milner, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer: [email protected] or call:07751-054052.

Andi Oliver's new BBC Two programme 'Fabulous Feasts'

RNLI/Mike Milner

Andi Oliver's new BBC Two programme 'Fabulous Feasts'
Andi Oliver chats with volunteer crew Richard Pockley, Bob Taylor and Mike Ellison.

RNLI/Mike Milner

Andi Oliver chats with volunteer crew Richard Pockley, Bob Taylor and Mike Ellison.
Celebrity Chef Andi Oliver at Bridlington RNLI

RNLI/Mike Milner

Celebrity Chef Andi Oliver at Bridlington RNLI

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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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