Les Dennis with Jeanne Whittome.

Comedian Les Dennis has opened a new lifestyle shop at Thornham Deli.

The television presenter and actor, who is currently starring in ITV’s Coronation Street, is friends with Jeanne Whittome, who acquired the deli in July with Janie Thompson.

The new-look deli has been extended and refurbished to create  the lifestyle shop, patisserie, bakery and a larger delicatessen.

Mrs Thompson said: “As part of our celebrations we will be offering all customers a complimentary glass of mulled wine tomorrow to celebrate the official opening of the whole site.”