The hugely funny Brummie comedian, Joe Lycett, was filming in Bude this week.
Lou Whelan, Managing Director of the Bude Refill Shop CIC, was thrilled to meet him when he called into The Refill Shop:
Joe was in town filming a future episode of his consumer / community show, ‘Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back’.He was here in Bude to raise awareness of the environmental damage caused by cheap body boards sold by Sainsbury’s and a few independent shops in town.
The show aims to encourage people to rent rather than buy cheap throw away boards that break up and spill millions of polystyrene balls in to our oceans. These balls then soak up pollutants and become a toxic part of the food chain, poisoning sea life.Comedian Joe visited the Refill shop on Belle Vue Lane while filming, where he chatted to Shop Manager, Fiona, and bought some of their legendary chocolate Brazils! He also took home a Refill Bude keep cup, made from recycled coffee cups.The show, much of which was shot at Crooklets Beach, will be broadcast on Channel 4 in the autumn.
Lovely to see someone of Joe’s calibre in Bude, raising awareness of environmental damage, and I’m sure the show will have some surprises. Go, Joe!
Thanks to Lou Whelan and The Refill Shop for permission to use their photos.