Yesterday, we welcomed Phil Tufnell who arrived for a 1 night stay whilst working on a project for BBC's The One Show http://www.bbc.co.uk/theoneshow/
The Former England Spin Bowler was in town for a short stay to record a documentary on a new section for the show called Local Hero's. The organisation featured was The Easterleigh Animal Sanctuary http://www.easterleigh.org.uk/index.htm which is a self funded animal rescue centre. Easterleigh relies solely on support from locals and donations to operate and is currently looking after over 100 animals. All their animals no matter how small are looked after until they can be re-homed. None of them are put down, unless a vet has advised to do so. For this great achievement they deserve the recognition.
Phil Tufnell in his cricket career, played 42 test matches and 20 one day internationals for England and over 300 first class matches. Tufnell retired from professional cricket in 2003 and since then has starred on television and radio, including shows like They think its all over, Simply the best and of course The One Show. Phil also appeared in reality television show, I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here !
To sum up, Tufnell and his film crew all enjoyed their stay at the hotel and luckily had fairly good weather for their filming.