East Yorkshire cafe owner surprised as Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer visit

A cafe owner said he was surprised when two comedy legends walked into his East Yorkshire coffee shop.

Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer are thought to be filming their Gone Fishing BBC TV series in the area.

Tom Watson, who runs Kinship Coffee in Driffield, said he did a double take when the pair made an early morning visit.

"A gentleman walked in and I thought, 'he looks very familiar, he looks like Paul Whitehouse'," he said.

"But then I thought, 'no, it can't be him', so I looked a bit more and it is, it is Paul Whitehouse.

"Then 30 seconds later Bob Mortimer walked in. So then I was totally starstruck."

The pair told him they were fishing in Driffield Beck, Europe's most northerly chalk stream.

Whitehouse and Mortimer returned to the cafe the following day after more fishing and were complimentary about the river and the area, Mr Watson said.

"They were both lovely and polite," he added.

They also posed for a selfie and Mr Watson said the picture had been placed on the cafe wall to mark the first celebrity visit to his coffee shop.


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