ESSEX chef Jamie Oliver is back in Southend busily filming a Christmas special of Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast on the pier.

Jamie, 44, was in high spirits when Rocketman star, Taron Egerton, 29, appeared on set with him last week.


Trio - Jamie, Jimmy and Taron Egerton, centre


Top man - Jamie poses with Seven Hotel head chef, Ash

And yesterday saw Great British Bake Off star, Mary Berry, 84, join him at the cafe located at the end of the world’s longest pier, where filming for the show takes place.

Jamie presents the hit show alongside childhood friend and fellow celeb and farmer Jimmy Doherty, 44.

Jamie has been staying in Southend’s Seven Hotel while filming takes place and several locals have bumped into him stopping for selfies, including Ash Baker – head chef at the hotel.