June 21, 2011
photos: Boxer Frank Bruno films kids TV show on Brean beach
Former world boxing champion Frank Bruno was a surprise visitor
to Brean Beach on Monday (June 20th) when he took part in the
filming of a children's TV programme.
The celebrity boxer was the VIP guest during an episode of ITV's
The Sooty Show featuring long-running kid's duo Sooty and
was filmed making sandcastles with the famous puppets, including
one shaped like a crocodile, pictured here.
During another point in the filming, onlookers were amused when
Frank was unable to duck in time before an ice cream landed on
A large production team were on hand for the filming, which took
place at Brean Cove over the period of five hours.
"Frank seemed to really enjoy his visit and showed a real
talent for making artistic sandcastles!" said Burnham-On-Sea.com
photographer Jason Adams. "He was also happy to sign autographs
and chatted freely with passers-by during breaks in the filming."
Bruno, who boxed from 1982-1996, won the WBC Heavyweight championship
in 1995. He frequently appears on TV and has this year appeared
on ITV 1 chatshow The Alan Titchmarsh Show in April, and
Harry Hill's TV Burp in February.
The filming took place over several hours on Brean beach
Oops... Frank failed to duck in time and this ice cream landed
on his head during the filming!
Frank needed a clean-up and the attention of a make-up artist!