Hilary Meredith Solicitors’ scarecrow could hit the big time!

Ben - London

Hilary Meredith Solicitors’ scarecrow, Ben, is on his way to London to audition for the chance to star on the small screen.

Six straw creations from the Wilmslow Scarecrow Festival have been invited by McCain to audition at the Arts Theatre, in the heart of London’s West End.

They are amongst thirty scarecrows travelling from across the UK to the capital, competing for a chance to feature in the new 2015 McCain advertisements.

Amongst the judges will be ex Emmerdale actress Sheree Murphy, McCain representatives and TV production executives who will be looking for originality, creativity and the wow factor.

McCain were sent photos of this year’s entries into the Wilmslow Scarecrow Festival, from which they selected creations – including Hilary Meredith’s Ben.

The lucky winner will appear as an extra in the next series of Emmerdale sponsorship bumpers alongside McCain favourites ‘Spade Head’ and ‘Bucket Boy’, plus there will also be financial support for their village or town to spend on the next Scarecrow festival in 2015.  Fingers’ crossed!

 Stevie Tatton