Published: June 21, 2011
In 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 Sweep.

Frank 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 his head!

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 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!


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