TV favourite Johnny Vegas return to his Cumbrian ‘home from home’ on Saturday in support of MacMillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

The star of Benidorm, Ideal and countless TV comedy panel shows, will be in Pooley Bridge to help raise money for the charity.

The Hillcroft Park campsite became Johnny’s Lakeland home for six weeks in 2017 during filming for the BBC1 series Home from Home which aired last year.

Johnny played Neil Hackett, a put-upon dad of two who buys a wooden holiday lodge on a campsite and constantly tried to outdo his better-off neighbours.

The actor fell in love with the village and the area and since then he has returned several times and has become an honorary member of the Hillcroft Park team.

The TV star is currently filming his latest TV series in London and is travelling up specially for the fundraising event.

He will be meeting his mum at the site and tweeted earlier this week: “Going straight from filming in London so no time to bake off myself but happy to judge any and all scrummy offerings.”

Hillcroft owners John and Jill Heath commented: “We’re absolutely delighted that Johnny will be joining us for our popular, annual MacMillan coffee morning.

“We’ve also been overwhelmed by the generosity of local businesses and bakers who’ve donated some lovely cakes to the cause.”

The event starts at 10.30am and runs until 12.30pm. Coffee, cake and biscuits will be on sale to visitors and Johnny will preside over a cake auction at 12pm.

All the cakes auctioned have been kindly donated by Ullswater businesses and all proceeds raised will go towards the work done by MacMillan Cancer Support.

Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is an annual event that sees more than 200,000 people take part in a day dedicated to cuppas and cakes, raising vital funds for Macmillan so the organisation can continue to be there for the growing number of people with cancer in the UK.