A FAMOUS English broadcaster was spotted in one of Bradford's well-known independent eateries this week.

Angela Rippon CBE, who has been a familiar face in the broadcasting industry for over 50 years, was seen in Cake 'Ole, a tearoom that overlooks City Park on Tuesday morning.

She has presented television and radio shows for many years, as well as appearing on well-known TV shows such as comedy sketch, Morecambe and Wise.

Owner, Neil Wilnes, was in the cafe' at the time but said it was 73-year-old waitress, Liz Dawson who spotted the star.

Neil said: "We weren't aware that she was coming in, she turned up unannounced, but she said as soon as she walked through the door, to one of our waitresses, Liz that she had been highly recommended to come by the Science and Media Museum.

We didn't ask her any more questions and we sat her down and made her comfortable. She had a few chats with what I assume were the crew who were filming with her, and it was after her breakfast that we got chatting to her."

"She mentioned that she was in Bradford for some recording she was doing at the media museum and explained that the BBC was coming up to its 100 year anniversary and I believe that the museum has a display of items that the BBC has collected over the years.

They were very sketchy with providing us with too much information, one of the men was clutching a box which I believe might be one of the artefacts but they were very 'hush hush' about it."

73-year-old Liz is a 'huge' fan of the star and was 'very excited about the ordeal.

Neil said: "Liz knew exactly who she was when she walked through the door. A few of us didn't notice her at first because she was wearing a mask, but Liz knew straight away and started talking to her about the whole Morecambe and Wise Programme, and asked me to get a picture of them both."

Neil said that the famous broadcaster was 'lovely and so polite' and she was "very excited about the decor." He added that she ordered scrambled eggs on toast and asked for tomato ketchup to 'go with it.

He said she sat in a window booth and he thinks 'she was grateful for some privacy' but 'there was some chattering and whispering' among customers who noticed who she was.