MICHAEL Portillo has been spotted at Cowes seafront this week.
The former government minister turned TV presenter is believed to be filming on the Isle of Wight for his BBC series Great British Railway Journeys.
County Press reader Will Morris, of Whitwell, snapped a picture of Mr Portillo looking across the Solent.
He has filmed a number of series but this is believed to be the first time he has visited the Isle of Wight's railway network.
Mr Portillo was also spotted on the Hovertravel hovercraft earlier in the week.
He has also made series about European and American rail journeys, using the Bradshaw's guides.