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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

Bradley Walsh with glamorous grandmother winner Trudy Wright, 54, at Cromer Carnival 2019. Picture: Karen Bethell

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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 BethellThe 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 BethellMiss 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 BETHELLBonny 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 BETHELLEleven-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 BETHELLBonny 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 BETHELLBonny baby entrants and their proud parents line up for the judges. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Seven-month-old Lewis Pearson and dad Joe.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLSeven-month-old Lewis Pearson and dad Joe. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Knobbly knees entrants line up for the judges.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLKnobbly 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 BETHELLTen-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 BETHELLMiss 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 BETHELLGlamorous 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 BETHELLBradley 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 BETHELLCarnival 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 BETHELLChildren's fancy dress 'weather girl' Eliza Heath, four. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Fancy dress entrants line up for the judges.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLFancy dress entrants line up for the judges. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Children's fancy dress entrants line up for the judges.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLChildren'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 BETHELLFive-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 BETHELLThree-year-old children's fancy dress entrant Jemima Foster in her robot costurme. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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