BILL Bailey, the comedian, musician and actor has been spotted filming in Teignmouth by a member of Facebook group Spotted Teignmouth Original.

Bill Bailey, 58, was in Teignmouth today with film crews, and was seen filming a piece to camera.

The post simply said ‘Bill Bailey on Teignmouth sea front’.

Bill is a regular on TV shows including Have I Got News For You.

On his official website it says ‘no upcoming dates scheduled yet’ under a heading Work in Progress,

The Teignmouth Post has made contact to find out why Bill was in town.

Under the pictures posted by Torrie Carpenter a delighted local person said: ‘No wayyyyy!’

Torrie Carpenter said she spotted Bailey at around 1:30pm by the seafront.

She said: "I was casually sat there having my lunch admiring the view and spotted the camera crew. I got out of my car to see what was going on and was shocked to see it was Bill Bailey. I got my phone out quickly for some snap shots to share."

She added: "He was very smiley and happy. He drew my attention so I went out to see what was going on. I couldn't quite hear what they were talking about but I'm very interested to know."

Strictly Come Dancing champion Bailey was dressed in black from head to toe and wore a long coat to keep him warm next to the winter sea.

People have speculated online that he could be filming an episode of Extraordinary Portraits, a BBC show where artists paint portraits of everyday heroes. Another said he may be doing his charity coastal walk, whereas others speculated he "just wanted fish and chips".