WATCH: Robson Green’s surprise visit to Powburn Show to take part in wrestling match

Northumberland-born actor Robson Green paid a surprise visit to Powburn Show today and tried his hand at one of its traditional events, Cumberland and Westmoreland wrestling.

Crowds were delighted to see Robson, who was filming for his second series of ITV’s Tales From Northumberland. He was up against Harry Bertram from Knowesgate and lost 2-1.

Robson Green taking part in the wrestling event at Powburn Show.

Robson Green taking part in the wrestling event at Powburn Show.

He tweeted earlier today: ‘Nearly the end of a great 1st week of filming, just want to thank everyone who’s helped, you know who you are and we REALLY appreciate it :)’

Then later this afternoon, he was back on Twitter: ‘Surprise new entrant in the Cumberland & Westmoreland Wrestling at the Powburn Show today. Like the outfit?’

He included a picture of himself lining up in the traditional wrestling costume.

After a year’s absence in 2013, the event took place again with classes including the dog with the waggiest tail and other novelties.

Other attractions included a terrier show, terrier racing and demonstrations of dry-stone walling, chainsaw wood carving and pottery painting, as well as the usual industrial and agricultural classes.

Video by Jane Coltman