Rock star turned cheesemaker Alex James said hello to his own mini-me as well as figurines of national treasures Gromit and Shaun the Sheep at his Cotswolds farm.

The Blur bassist is one of very few celebrities to be modelled by the celebrated animation studio Aardman. And, in a nod to Mr James's new career and Aardman’s iconic character Wallace’s infamous love, they have immortalised him grasping a portion of cheese.

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Aardman's expert model makers will be hosting classes and revealing tricks of the trade during The Big Feastival which takes place on the farm over August Bank Holiday weekend.

Most tickets are sold out but Friday day tickets are still available when acts include Sigala, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Ella Eyre and Morcheeba while chefs include Theo Randall, Jack Stein, Giz & Greens (Gizzi Erskine and Professor Green), Candice Brown and Ping Coombes.

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