TV celebrities catch crabs in Appledore

11:00 08 August 2012

Will Mellor and Rory McGrath ready to try out their crabbing skills. Pic Graham Hobbs

Will Mellor and Rory McGrath ready to try out their crabbing skills. Pic Graham Hobbs

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Rory McGrath and Will Mellor try their hands at crabbing for a new television series airing this winter.

Will Mellor and Rory McGrath. Pic Graham HobbsWill Mellor and Rory McGrath. Pic Graham Hobbs

TWO FAMOUS faces popped up at Appledore and Instow Regatta’s World Crabbing Championships on Wednesday.

Rory McGrath and Will Mellor took part in the competition while filming for new Channel Five show, Rory and Will, Champions of the World.

The duo joined previous champions the Floyd Team and the Trapnell Team, but did not have much luck with Will catching just nine crabs and Rory three.

The winning team, the Pile family, who named themselves the ‘Outrageous PLG’, scooped first place after catching a grand total of 66 crabs.

Peter Reveley, Honorary Secretary of the Appledore and Instow Regatta, said it was the busiest championship in years.

He said: “We had a total of 536 crabs that we counted caught by 121 different teams.

“I have never seen anything like it, it was so busy, and all the local shops have done very well from it too.

“Rory and Will spent a lot of time in the village and were filming for a new show that will be shown in the winter.

“The weather in the morning was atrocious but the sun came out and it was a really great day.”

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