Top TV comedian Johnny Vegas turned cake auctioneer to help raise hundreds of pounds for cancer charity in Cumbria.

Johnny returned to Hillcroft Park campsite in Pooley Bridge last weekend to oversee a hilarious cake sale.

The star of Benidorm, Ideal and TV comedy panel shows, stayed at the Ullswater park for six weeks in 2017 during filming for the BBC1 series Home from Home which aired last year.

He has returned several times since and was delighted to travel up from filming in London last weekend to meet up with his mum Patricia and fundraise for MacMillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

A total of £760 was raised, the most expensive cake was a show-stopper creation by Phil Corrie, head chef of local award-winning restaurant 1863 , which went for £125.

Johnny tweeted after the event: "Thank you all on behalf of @macmillancoffee for the lovely morning and local donations of artisan cakes via locals and local businesses.

"Reckon we raised a decent amount thanks to #HillcroftHolidayPark hosting a cracking event.

"I’ve a warm glow inside, or is that a sugar rush?

"To all those who, during my mad auction skills, placed wonderfully high end bids for today’s baking skills on offer, I’d like to extend a very gracious thank you for contributing so generously, it means @macmillancancer can be there when folk need them most."

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 the cancer charity.