Staff at the Burj Indian restaurant in Wanborough couldn't believe it when a famous face walked through its doors.

Celebrity adventurer and survivalist Bear Grylls visited the popular eatery last December for a children's party, but the restaurant's manager Swapan Roy has revealed he didn't recognise him at first.

"He walked in and went straight past me and I had no idea who he was," He said

"One of my colleagues knew who it was as soon as he saw him, and he went up to him and asked 'Hey how are you. are you Mr. Grylls' and he said 'yes.'"

Grylls, known for his show Born Survivor as well as The Island with Bear Grylls, was in a large group as part of a private function in a separate room to the rest of the diners.

"The adults didn't eat all that much, they ordered some snacks but there were about 15 children who all had a proper meal.

"All the staff were excited to find out he was there, I asked them to stay away from him because everybody was trying to take a selfie but he was a true gentleman who was happy to say hello and shake people's hands.

"I introduced myself and he very kindly said hello to me, and my chef went and introduced himself as well and Bear took a picture with him."

But as word got around that he was there, Swapan said it grew harder to keep people away from him.

"A lot of customers wanted to go and speak to him and take pictures, but we had to ask them not to.

"It was quite hard work making sure that everyone stayed away from him."

Swapan believes that Grylls is the most famous person he's had walk through the doors, although they have had olympians and jockeys visit.

"He'd be welcome back anytime," he added.

Bear Grylls is certainly no stranger to visiting Swindon. He was last seen in the town getting stuck in and helping to administer Covid vaccines at the Steam museum's vaccination centre last year.