Sara Cox reflected on life in Little Lever through the medium of food when she appeared on a podcast last week.

The BBC Two and Radio Two star appeared on Dish with Nick Grimshaw and Angela Hartnett last Wednesday.

The podcast sees ex-Radio One star Grimshaw and Michelin-Starred chef Hartnett in conversation with another celebrity whilst drinking and eating.

Cox, 48, reflected on life in Little Lever through the medium of food, which she said is better in the North of England than it is in the South of England.

A customer at Village Chippy to this day, she said one of her favourites is chips with so much vinegar it makes her cough.

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Cox said: "If if I go up to Bolton, I have to have it."

Hartnett, from Kent, suggested mayonnaise might make another accompaniment.

Cox said: "We are not in Belgium, Angela, we are in Bolton. Bolton not Brussels."

The Smithills School and Canon Slade School alumna lived on a farm in the village as a child. Later she lived above the Pineapple Inn in Astley Bridge where her mother was the landlady.

Cox said: "When we were at the farm, it was like a broth, my mum made a broth with a whopping ham shank in there.

"I still make it now, she gave me her broth pan, which you could bathe an Alsatian in, it is mahoosive, and I still make it now. Nobody likes it but me."

A career in modelling took her away from the town before she became involved in a career in TV and radio.

Now she presents a book show, Between the Covers, on BBC Two and the drivetime show on Radio Two.

She said: "I really, really love it and I, I get into work every day and I am already in a good mood because I love it so much, but when I leave I am in a better mood because I've been interacting with the listeners.

"I absolutely love it. It was the absolute dream to get a daily show on Radio 2, so I am really, really happy."

Dish is available on Apple, Spotify and other podcast platforms. It is sponsored by Waitrose.

This article was written by Jack Tooth. To contact him, email or follow @JTRTooth on Twitter.