Welsh actor films a new travel show in Alfriston


A well-known comedian, writer, actor and television presenter has been filming in Alfriston this week.

Griff Rhys Jones has been in the village shooting scenes for a new travel show, due to be aired on ITV.

The episode of the yet-to-be-named programme is said to be particularly focusing on the South Downs area.

A number of people have taken to Twitter to share their experiences of filming with the Welshman.

Darren Greenfield, a sheep farmer in Alfriston, said: “So, week tomorrow I will be filming with Griff Rhys Jones about #sheep #southdowns #shepherds.”

Daren Topmod also wrote the social media site, saying: “Filming with Griff Rhys Jones for ITV #uponthesouthdowns #brightonmods.”

Alfriston Events Team member Sylvia Daw, who was walking through the village when she spotted Griff, decided to stop for a chat.

They sat together on the bench outside the village shop She said: “He was really nice and very chatty.”

She told him about some of the upcoming village events such as the flower show and Sussex Day in the hope he might decide to pop down if he was in the area.

Several other villagers also turned up and asked to have their picture taken with him, which the presenter and comedian agreed to.

Griff Rhys Jones is a regular on British TV screens, presenting shows such as ‘The Great Welsh Adventure’, ‘Not the Nine O’Clock News’ and ‘It’ll Be Alright on the Night’.