Happy Days legend Henry Winkler visits Northumberland deli after 'great food' tip-off

Happy Days legend Henry Winkler with Turnbull's Deborah Willis
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It's not every day you get a global TV legend walking into your shop to buy something, but that's exactly what happened to the staff at an Alnwick deli on Tuesday, when they served none other than Happy Days legend Henry Winkler.

The 78-year-old was one of the most recognisable faces on TV in the 70s and 80s, thanks to the worldwide success of Happy Days and, throughout his career has taken on many roles, including appearing in smash hit horror film Scream and Adam Sandler movie Waterboy.

He is currently touring the UK with his Fonz and Beyond show and, having performed to a captive audience in York on Monday, made his way up to Edinburgh on Tuesday, for for a date at city's Assembly Rooms. However, he did find time on his journey to Scotland to have a stop off in Northumberland and, having had a recommendation to visit Turnbull’s Northumbrian Food from a friend in the area, he did just that.

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He picked up a number of items from the butchers, famous for its pork pie wedding cakes and it was then that staff member Deborah Willis recognised him and went over to reveal that she shares the same birthday as him, October 30th.

Delighted to have him in store, Turnbull’s Northumbrian Food's sales and marketing manager, Matthew Slack told ChronicleLive: "The Food Hall was a buzz with the usual lunchtime rush and he even took the time to speak to customers in the queue to be served. He was very patient and spoke to everyone who greeted him in-store.

"We’d like to thank whoever Henry’s mutual friend is for the recommendation that he stop by the home of Northumbrian Food on his travels!"

Last week showbiz legend Henry was at Royal Ascot, with Queen Camilla delighted to meet him at the annual horse racing event in Berkshire.