BEEHIVES and baking were the order of the day as celebrity chef Stacie Stewart signed books in her home town.
Stacie, who is a judge on Food Glorious Food, signed copies of her first book, Stacie Bakes, at Waterstones in The Bridges.
The 31-year-old from Roker, who’s become well known for her distinctive hairstyle, was chosen by Simon Cowell to appear in his new cookery show which is running on ITV.
Her cookery book, which was released last month, has proved so popular that it has sold 30,000 copies in just three weeks.
“I’m absolutely over the moon with how well it’s done,” she said. “To write an autobiographical cookery book is such a personal thing, I put my heart and soul into it, so I’m chuffed that people like it. It’s been great signing copies for Mackems who’ve bought it. Sunderland has always supported me.”
The former St Anthony’s School girl appears in the TV show alongside fellow judges Loyd Grossman, Tom Parker Bowles and Anne Harrison from the WI. Produced by Simon Cowell’s production company, Syco, the next episode will air on Wednesday at 8pm.