Southend Pier to feature in TV show next week

Southend Standard: Jonathan Ross filming on Southend Pier Jonathan Ross filming on Southend Pier

CHANNEL Four has finally revealed what celebrities including Gary Barlow, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alan Carr and Jonathan Ross have been up to on Southend Pier for Jamie Oliver’s new show.

Tune in to Jamie and Jimmy’s Food Fight Club, much of which was filmed in the former Pier Head Cafe on Southend Pier over the past few months, from next Thursday to see Hollywood A-lister Ms Paltrow stuffing her cheeks with marshmallows, camp funnyman Mr Carr playing “fig roll roulette” and an Essex cheese complete with spray tan and a vajazzle.

Jamie, who was brought up in Clavering and claims to have been conceived under the pier, said: “When we were nippers, British food was all pop tarts, boil in the bag and carveries.

“But since then we’ve undergone a food revolution and it's time the world woke up to the fact that our grub deserves its place on the world stage.”

The Naked Chef and farmer friend Jimmy Doherty will pitch the best of British food against its French, German, Belgian and Italian equivalents in the four-part series.

But the show also features their celebrity friends helping cook up a storm – and get messy – in the redecorated Southend cafe.

In the first episode Mr Carr shows the boys how to play “fig roll roulette”, in which one biscuit contains a Dorset Naga chilli pepper, which is 400 times stronger than Tabasco sauce.

Jamie and Jimmy also make an Essex goats cheese, complete with spray tan and vajazzle-style decoration using saffron and chilli, to compete against French fromage.

Ms Paltrow, who tried Adventure Island rollercoaster Rage when she was in town, demonstrates her own food fight challenge, entitled “chubby bunnies” in the second show.

She challenges Jamie and Jimmy to stuff their cheeks with as many marshmallows as possible while still being able to say “chubby bunnies”.

The Echo revealed last month that Take That singer Gary Barlow got covered in chips and milkshake after Jamie and Jimmy – dressed as Smurfs – took him on Rage for the show.

Jonathan Ross was also due to be filmed on the ride, but rolled up in his black limousine two hours late for filming.

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7:14pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

Sounds like a tawdry freak show to,me - no wonder Jonathan 'lavender mouth' Ross was late, probably because he wasn't being paid enough !
Sounds like a tawdry freak show to,me - no wonder Jonathan 'lavender mouth' Ross was late, probably because he wasn't being paid enough ! Olivia2847
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10:04am Thu 29 Nov 12

alimac69 says...

When we were nippers we ate pop tarts? No we didn't Jamie.
When we were nippers we ate pop tarts? No we didn't Jamie. alimac69
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11:07am Thu 29 Nov 12

ccd says...

"vajazzle-style decoration using saffron and chilli"

Really? Decorating food is now considered vajazzling or is that just bait for Google to notice the 'sleb article?
"vajazzle-style decoration using saffron and chilli" Really? Decorating food is now considered vajazzling or is that just bait for Google to notice the 'sleb article? ccd
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11:16am Thu 29 Nov 12

Eric Whim says...

CHANNEL Four has finally revealed what celebrities


surely 'which celebrities' is better English?
[quote]CHANNEL Four has finally revealed what celebrities[/quote] surely 'which celebrities' is better English? Eric Whim
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11:23am Thu 29 Nov 12

Eric Whim says...

ccd wrote:
"vajazzle-style decoration using saffron and chilli"

Really? Decorating food is now considered vajazzling or is that just bait for Google to notice the 'sleb article?
maybe it's a fish paste sandwich
[quote][p][bold]ccd[/bold] wrote: "vajazzle-style decoration using saffron and chilli" Really? Decorating food is now considered vajazzling or is that just bait for Google to notice the 'sleb article?[/p][/quote]maybe it's a fish paste sandwich Eric Whim
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1:49pm Thu 29 Nov 12

SARFENDMAN says...

"SOUTHEN PIER TO FEATURE IN TV SHOW NEXT WEEK" and if you actually go there next week in reality, you'll find the usual "sweet nuffin" actually going on as per usual.
"SOUTHEN PIER TO FEATURE IN TV SHOW NEXT WEEK" and if you actually go there next week in reality, you'll find the usual "sweet nuffin" actually going on as per usual. SARFENDMAN
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2:08pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Shoebury_Cyclist says...

SARFENDMAN wrote:
"SOUTHEN PIER TO FEATURE IN TV SHOW NEXT WEEK" and if you actually go there next week in reality, you'll find the usual "sweet nuffin" actually going on as per usual.
That's because the series has already been recorded over the summer.
[quote][p][bold]SARFENDMAN[/bold] wrote: "SOUTHEN PIER TO FEATURE IN TV SHOW NEXT WEEK" and if you actually go there next week in reality, you'll find the usual "sweet nuffin" actually going on as per usual.[/p][/quote]That's because the series has already been recorded over the summer. Shoebury_Cyclist
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3:05pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

Shoebury_Cyclist wrote:
SARFENDMAN wrote:
"SOUTHEN PIER TO FEATURE IN TV SHOW NEXT WEEK" and if you actually go there next week in reality, you'll find the usual "sweet nuffin" actually going on as per usual.
That's because the series has already been recorded over the summer.
I should have apologised to you before you removed my quote! But it is a stupid story which made me angry ......
[quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SARFENDMAN[/bold] wrote: "SOUTHEN PIER TO FEATURE IN TV SHOW NEXT WEEK" and if you actually go there next week in reality, you'll find the usual "sweet nuffin" actually going on as per usual.[/p][/quote]That's because the series has already been recorded over the summer.[/p][/quote]I should have apologised to you before you removed my quote! But it is a stupid story which made me angry ...... Olivia2847
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3:30pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

Eric Whim wrote:
CHANNEL Four has finally revealed what celebrities


surely 'which celebrities' is better English?
No - ' what ' celebrities as in why they so important or not as the case may be ...
[quote][p][bold]Eric Whim[/bold] wrote: [quote]CHANNEL Four has finally revealed what celebrities[/quote] surely 'which celebrities' is better English?[/p][/quote]No - ' what ' celebrities as in why they so important or not as the case may be ... Olivia2847
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4:21pm Thu 29 Nov 12

HK9597 says...

Olivia2847 wrote:
Eric Whim wrote:
CHANNEL Four has finally revealed what celebrities


surely 'which celebrities' is better English?
No - ' what ' celebrities as in why they so important or not as the case may be ...
We are in Essex so it is definitely 'what'.

An example 'you know them fags what we bought'
[quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eric Whim[/bold] wrote: [quote]CHANNEL Four has finally revealed what celebrities[/quote] surely 'which celebrities' is better English?[/p][/quote]No - ' what ' celebrities as in why they so important or not as the case may be ...[/p][/quote]We are in Essex so it is definitely 'what'. An example 'you know them fags what we bought' HK9597
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6:01pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

HK9597 wrote:
Olivia2847 wrote:
Eric Whim wrote:
CHANNEL Four has finally revealed what celebrities


surely 'which celebrities' is better English?
No - ' what ' celebrities as in why they so important or not as the case may be ...
We are in Essex so it is definitely 'what'.

An example 'you know them fags what we bought'
But are they really celebrities? And so which ones are not what ones are!
[quote][p][bold]HK9597[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eric Whim[/bold] wrote: [quote]CHANNEL Four has finally revealed what celebrities[/quote] surely 'which celebrities' is better English?[/p][/quote]No - ' what ' celebrities as in why they so important or not as the case may be ...[/p][/quote]We are in Essex so it is definitely 'what'. An example 'you know them fags what we bought'[/p][/quote]But are they really celebrities? And so which ones are not what ones are! Olivia2847
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7:13pm Thu 29 Nov 12

maddriver says...

Eric Whim wrote:
CHANNEL Four has finally revealed what celebrities


surely 'which celebrities' is better English?
Read it again and read it properly. The correct word is 'what' as in 'what those celebrities got up to.
[quote][p][bold]Eric Whim[/bold] wrote: [quote]CHANNEL Four has finally revealed what celebrities[/quote] surely 'which celebrities' is better English?[/p][/quote]Read it again and read it properly. The correct word is 'what' as in 'what those celebrities got up to. maddriver
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9:27pm Thu 29 Nov 12

SARFENDMAN says...

Olivia2847 wrote:
Shoebury_Cyclist wrote:
SARFENDMAN wrote: "SOUTHEN PIER TO FEATURE IN TV SHOW NEXT WEEK" and if you actually go there next week in reality, you'll find the usual "sweet nuffin" actually going on as per usual.
That's because the series has already been recorded over the summer.
I should have apologised to you before you removed my quote! But it is a stupid story which made me angry ......
Missing the point. I meant there is nothing going on ANYWHERE! Well, besides an odd fisherman, lone walker, train ride and visiting seagull.
[quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SARFENDMAN[/bold] wrote: "SOUTHEN PIER TO FEATURE IN TV SHOW NEXT WEEK" and if you actually go there next week in reality, you'll find the usual "sweet nuffin" actually going on as per usual.[/p][/quote]That's because the series has already been recorded over the summer.[/p][/quote]I should have apologised to you before you removed my quote! But it is a stupid story which made me angry ......[/p][/quote]Missing the point. I meant there is nothing going on ANYWHERE! Well, besides an odd fisherman, lone walker, train ride and visiting seagull. SARFENDMAN
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9:50pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

SARFENDMAN wrote:
Olivia2847 wrote:
Shoebury_Cyclist wrote:
SARFENDMAN wrote: "SOUTHEN PIER TO FEATURE IN TV SHOW NEXT WEEK" and if you actually go there next week in reality, you'll find the usual "sweet nuffin" actually going on as per usual.
That's because the series has already been recorded over the summer.
I should have apologised to you before you removed my quote! But it is a stupid story which made me angry ......
Missing the point. I meant there is nothing going on ANYWHERE! Well, besides an odd fisherman, lone walker, train ride and visiting seagull.
Happy with that actually ....
[quote][p][bold]SARFENDMAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SARFENDMAN[/bold] wrote: "SOUTHEN PIER TO FEATURE IN TV SHOW NEXT WEEK" and if you actually go there next week in reality, you'll find the usual "sweet nuffin" actually going on as per usual.[/p][/quote]That's because the series has already been recorded over the summer.[/p][/quote]I should have apologised to you before you removed my quote! But it is a stupid story which made me angry ......[/p][/quote]Missing the point. I meant there is nothing going on ANYWHERE! Well, besides an odd fisherman, lone walker, train ride and visiting seagull.[/p][/quote]Happy with that actually .... Olivia2847
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12:41am Fri 30 Nov 12

Doolaly says...

From the Online Oxford dictionary:
Vajazzle: adorn the pubic area (of a woman) with crystals, glitter, or other decoration.
On a Cheese?
I want to vomit.
Trust that Talentless mockney cook to lower the tone of Southend.
(Now that's an achievement!)
From the Online Oxford dictionary: Vajazzle: adorn the pubic area (of a woman) with crystals, glitter, or other decoration. On a Cheese? I want to vomit. Trust that Talentless mockney cook to lower the tone of Southend. (Now that's an achievement!) Doolaly
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2:19pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Trainman says...

I for one will not be watching it, as I can't stand Wossi.
I for one will not be watching it, as I can't stand Wossi. Trainman
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3:08pm Fri 30 Nov 12

binmandom says...

Hasn't the pier suffered enough? This is worse than that balmy summer's evening in 1976...
Hasn't the pier suffered enough? This is worse than that balmy summer's evening in 1976... binmandom
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6:03pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Spyglass says...

Just seen the advert for this. It looks pretty mad.
i'm going to watch, got to be worth a laugh
x
Just seen the advert for this. It looks pretty mad. i'm going to watch, got to be worth a laugh x Spyglass
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