Celebrity chef Aldo Zilli joins Trawden Show baking masterclass for upcoming TV show

PUBLISHED: 12:36 24 September 2012 | UPDATED: 21:56 20 February 2013

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Celebrity chef Aldo Zilli may have bitten off more than he could chew when he took on the cake makers of Trawden. Photography by Kirsty Thompson

Celebrity chef Aldo Zilli may have bitten off more than he could chew when he took on the cake makers of Trawden.


He headed for the popular Pendle village show to film part of a new food programme where he and assorted television chefs take on the might of local cooks, such as the ladies of the WI.


The new series, being broadcast on BBC 2 this winter, will show how Aldo and his famous colleagues fare against the amateurs. Judging by reports coming into the Lancashire Life office, the bakers of Trawden rose to the occasion just like their sponge cakes - and Aldo was left with egg on his face.


The weather was kind to Trawden and officials estimated that the number of visitors was up by a quarter and entries rose in all categories, which included pigs for the first time in many years.


However, it wasnt looking so promising in the days running up to the show. Manager Barry Hodgson described how volunteers with dustbins removed a mighty 7,000 gallons of rainwater from the show field.


As you can see from our pictures, youngsters took centre stage in many events. Every category has a section for children, said Barry. Its our aim to get them involved they are the next generation who will keep Trawden Show a success.

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