Clacton and Maldon became the latest Essex towns to come under the spotlight as TV star Robson Green was spotted filming on the the county’s coastline this week.

The Extreme Fishing star was in Clacton with a crew to film a new series looking at UK seafronts on Monday, where he met up with Mods and Rockers to talk about their great rivalries in the 60s and 70s.

Pulling in a crowd of on-lookers, the actor and presenter spent most of the day with his crew on the town’s Lower Promenade, in front of Toby Carvery.

And on Wednesday he got stuck in the mud, filming a Maldon Mud Race feature in the town’s Promenade Park.

Tendring District Council’s communications manager Nigel Brown said that the council receives numerous requests to film in the district over the course of a year.

“We have dealt with three in the last couple of weeks and we always try to accommodate the crews as it is excellent exposure for the area,” he said.

“Robson could not have had better weather for filming for the show he is presenting which will be out on ITV later this year or early next.

“We also had Sky News broadcasting live from the top of Pier Gap in Clacton earlier in the week as part of their coverage on the EU Referendum.”

On May 5 the CBeebies show Our Family, which was filmed at Holland Haven Beach last year, will be screened at 5.25pm.

Nick Turner, TDC’s cabinet member with responsibilities for seafronts, said that the council is very proud of its seafronts and what they have to offer for residents and visitors alike.

“Members of our seafront and parking team were busy this week helping to make sure that the filming went smoothly,” he added.

“It all helps to promote our towns and the district as a whole when they are used as locations for television programmes and films.”