The famous Bisto family needs to watch its back – there’s a new gravy family on the block! A team of wrestlers from a Lancashire-based Daisy Communications literally knocked lumps out of each and became stars of TV overnight.
Helping to promote the inaugural World Gravy Wrestling Championship, held in the county at the weekend, staff at Daisy jumped on the gravy train and showed they were game for taking part in a bit of physical exertion and getting ever-so-slightly mucky.
And suitably impressed by their ability to get down and get dirty, ITV’s notorious daredevil reporter Paul Crone paid the company a visit to watch the gastronomic spectacle and join in with the gooey escapades.
Brian Rey, the man behind the globally-popular Campaign for Real Gravy and owner of gastro-pub the Fenwick Arms, in Lancaster, provided the gravy and on Friday he joined an ITV film crew at Daisy’s offices to watch employees Phil Lee, Phil Tung, Laura Gasson and Julie Gallimore show off their best wrestling moves.
Daisy wrestler Phil Tung said: “It took a good couple of showers for me to get totally clean, but it was a great laugh and I think with a bit of practice we could definitely challenge for the coveted title next year.”
Teams that entered into the World Gravy Wrestling Championship all did so to help support and raise money for the East Lancashire Hospice.