SHE’S best known for appearing on a television talent show and he’s known for producing savoury treats with a twist – now the two have met to share a love of pasties.
Former X Factor star and singer Lucy Spraggan posed for a selfie with Southwick Village Stores owner Rich Shaw when she popped by to pick up a pasty.
Her visit caused quite a stir in the village, near Fareham.
Rich, 33, said: ‘She was lovely.
‘She was nice and didn’t mind talking to me about her career.
‘She was a cool character, although she didn’t stay long – just enough time to buy a veggie pasty and pose for a quick photo.’
Lucy found fame on X Factor in 2012 and is now working on her third album.
Southwick Village Stores hit the headlines after Rich devised a series of unusual fillings, including making one of the hottest pasties in the world by using ghost chilli.
Rich said he is busy preparing a pasty with a Christmas theme, filled with turkey, stuffing, sprouts and cranberry sauce, with a mince pie filling at the other end.
Southwick pasties have grown in popularity so much in the past year, Rich has set them up as a separate company The Twisted Pasties.
He said he was pleased to supply more than 13 cafes, restaurants and shops in the area, including the Tenth Hole, the White Horse and Sweet Treats in Southsea, the Brew Pot, in Gosport and Mother Kelly’s in Portchester.