Bradley Walsh adds celebrity sparkle to Cromer Carnival glamorous granny contest
PUBLISHED: 11:45 19 August 2019 | UPDATED: 12:00 19 August 2019
Bradley Walsh with glamorous grandmother winner Trudy Wright, 54, at Cromer Carnival 2019. Picture: Karen Bethell
TV star Bradley Walsh added a touch of celebrity sparkle to Cromer Carnival’s glamorous grandmother contest, when he popped in to pick a winner after crowning this year’s ‘royal’ family on Sunday.
The winner of Cromer Carnival 2019's bonny baby contest, 10-month-old Callum Branch, with mum Karina. Picture: Karen Bethell
Mr Walsh, 59, chose local gran-of-one Trudy Wright, 54, from the line-up, which included grandmothers aged from in their 40s, to over 80.
It followed Mr Walsh crowning Jessica Foster as this year's Miss Cromer earlier in the day.
Miss Cromer Jessica Foster judging the knobbly knees contest at Cromer Carnival 2019. Picture: Karen Bethell
Also on Sunday's programme was a bonny baby contest won by 10-month-old Callum Branch, a knobbly knees contest won by John Oliver, of Norwich, and a children's fancy dress competition featuring entries ranging from a crab and a bumble bee, to a pair of Cromer peregrine falcon chicks, which bagged first prize for siblings Emily and Elsie Davies.
Carnival committee member Claire Claxton, who has been organising the trio of traditional competitions since 1991, said families enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the day, which also included a gymkhana and a 200-entry custom car show.
Bonny baby entrant Hattie Kew, 11 weeks, with mum Sam.
Photo: KAREN BETHELL
She added: "It's just something that people have loved since the beginning of carnival and I think what is particularly nice is that it encompasses every age group."
Eleven-week-old bonny baby entrant Georgina Allen with mum Paula.
Photo: KAREN BETHELL Bonny baby entrant Daisy Stephenson, four months, and mum Alice.
Photo: KAREN BETHELL Bonny baby entrants and their proud parents line up for the judges.
Photo: KAREN BETHELL Seven-month-old Lewis Pearson and dad Joe.
Photo: KAREN BETHELL Knobbly knees entrants line up for the judges.
Photo: KAREN BETHELL Ten-month-old bonny baby competition winner Callum Branch with proud mum Karina.
Photo: KAREN BETHELL Miss Cromer Jessica Foster and senior attendant Izzy Claxton get ready to judge the knobbly knees contest.
Photo: KAREN BETHELL Glamorous granny entrant Teresa Elliot with Thomas, 5, and his two-and-a-half-year-old sister Imogen.
Photo: KAREN BETHELL Bradley Walsh greeting a glamorous granny entrant.
Photo: KAREN BETHELL Carnival chairman Tony Shipp looks on as TV star Bradley Walsh has the crowd in stitches at the glamorous grandmother competition.
Photo: KAREN BETHELL Children's fancy dress 'weather girl' Eliza Heath, four.
Photo: KAREN BETHELL Fancy dress entrants line up for the judges.
Photo: KAREN BETHELL Children's fancy dress entrants line up for the judges.
Photo: KAREN BETHELL Five-year-old children's fancy dress entrant Thomas Lumby in his Transformer costume.
Photo: KAREN BETHELL Three-year-old children's fancy dress entrant Jemima Foster in her robot costurme.
Photo: KAREN BETHELL