VIDEO: Richard Bacon presents BBC show live from Mansfield

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TWO of Mansfield’s most famous exports were back in the town today (Wednesday) for a special BBC radio show.

Richard Bacon presented his BBC Five Live afternoon show from an empty shop in the Four Seasons Shopping Centre where he was joined by swimmer Rebecca Adlington.

BBC RADIO FIVE live broadcast from the Four Seasons shopping centre with Richard Bacon

BBC RADIO FIVE live broadcast from the Four Seasons shopping centre with Richard Bacon

The programme was part of a series where BBC presenters return to their home town’s to see how the area has changed.

Chad Editor Tracy Powell took part in a discussion live on air and a number of traders joined in a debate about the future of the high street.

Rebecca Adlington gave an interview before Richard and Dave Vitty, aka Comedy Dave from the Chris Moyles show, took to the Market Place for a live ‘moan in’.

After the two hour show Richard spoke fondly of his visit and heaped praise on the people of Mansfield.

BBC RADIO FIVE live broadcast from the Four Seasons shopping centre with Richard Bacon talking to Chads Tracy Powell

BBC RADIO FIVE live broadcast from the Four Seasons shopping centre with Richard Bacon talking to Chads Tracy Powell

He said: “We have been celebrating Mansfield and looking at the challenges it has been facing during the recession.

“I sometimes under estimate and forget just how friendly and welcoming the people in Mansfield are and how funny they are.

“It’s great to be back in Mansfield.”

FOR THE FULL STORY SEE NEXT WEDNESDAY’S CHAD