TV star Jane McDonald meets the ‘big fella’ while filming in York

Big fella bear remains impressively impassive while meeting Jane McDonald. Photographs: Stonegate Teddy Bears
8 Jan 2020 @ 3.21 pm
| Entertainment

A popular TV personality came face to face with one of the stars of York on a visit to the city.

Singer and presenter Jane McDonald was in town to film for one of her Channel 5 series.

During her time here she filmed in Stonegate Teddy Bears – and met the famous bear who guards the shop in all weathers, affectionately known by the staff as the ‘big fella’.

Jane in the shop

Jane, who came to prominence on BBC show The Cruise, can be seen on Channel 5 show Holidaying With Jane McDonald on Friday evenings.

She was due to film in other York locations too.

Stonegate Teddy Bears was set up by Zoe Holborn and her mum Julie. Zoe said:

  • We have had a very exciting morning here at the shop, we’ve had the wonderful Jane Mcdonald here filming for Channel 5.

    She is such a lovely woman, so down to earth just as she is on the TV. Thank you to all the guys at Channel 5 and especially Jane for being so wonderful.

Jane was introduced to a whole new audience in the last series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here – as the idol of contestant and DJ Adele Roberts.

And she brings her show to the York Barbican in June.

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