Hardman Ross Kemp tested his mettle at a city curry house.
The actor and presenter paid a surprise visit to Goa in Seaburn to enjoy one of its hottest curries.
As you’d expect from the notorious tough guy, he had no problems wolfing down the murgh chetinadu.
During a visit to the coastal restaurant last night, he told staff he’s staying in the city while he films a new TV show.
Goa owner, and temporary head chef, Taz Ahmed, said: “He told us he is staying here while he films shows about drinking, immigration and one about child issues. It isn’t for his gangs shows.
“He came in after reading some reviews online and was very friendly.
“He ordered some of our more unusual dishes, including one of our hottest curries. We said we really enjoyed his programmes, and he said he really enjoyed our food.”
The restaurant is no stranger to celebrities and is a regular haunt of SAFC footballers, and was also visited by former cabinet minister Michael Portillo when he was filming Great British Railway Journeys in Sunderland.