SCORES of fans of TV chefs The Hairy Bikers descended on a York bookshop and queued round the block to get their latest cookbook.

So popular was the event at Waterstone’s city centre store yesterday that 15 minutes before the signing was due to start, they ran out of books and people went to other shops to buy a copy to get signed.

The book, Mums Know Best, features the search by the duo, Simon King and David Myers, for Britain’s lost and most secret hand-me-down recipes. Dean Audsley, of Waterstone’s, said: “The lads were fantastic and stayed longer than they were meant to in order to sign all our customers’ books.”

The pair will return to York for the Hairy Bikers' Big Night Out at the Grand Opera House on March 5 at 7.30pm. Box office: 0844 847322.