DAVID Beckham requested tasty food from an under-threat Shepherd’s Bush pie and mash shop to eat on the set of his latest TV advert.
Audrey Boughton hand delivered pies from Cooke’s Pie & Mash to the football star while he was filming a Sky Sports advert which aired on screens this week.
The shop, which opened in 1899, is one of 13 businesses in Goldhawk Road facing compulsory purchase orders (CPO) to allow Hammersmith and Fulham Council to redevelop Shepherd’s Bush Market.
Mrs Boughton said: "We were proud and delighted to be asked to supply the pies for David’s ad. We are a business founded in community, tradition and our local roots, and admire David for never losing his.
“But all our traditions are close to disappearing, with the plans in place to compulsory purchase our shop and those of our neighbours. At a time when British retail is struggling, it staggers us that shops trading well and with an individual streak can be sacrificed like this."
The shop dispelled rumours it has already closed and continues to fight ‘tooth and nail’ to overturn the order at the high court.
Developer Orion, which plans to build 200 new flats as part of the scheme, said it was forced to use a CPO after traders refused to accept a deal.
Hammersmith and Fulham Council said the major redevelopment is backed by many traders and will include more stalls, a new public square near Uxbridge Road and inject more than £3million a year into the local economy.
A council spokesman added: "Businesses on the Goldhawk Road block, including the Pie Shop have been offered brand new larger premises in the new development, on top of a generous compensation package and help to provide alternative premises during the construction period. The offer of new premises remains firmly on the table."