‘Queen of Poker’ in car death
WAITROSE’S festive TV advert will feature drinkers snowed in at Britain’s highest pub, above.
The store “aims to reconnect people with the emotions of Christmas” by telling the story of villagers trapped at 1,732ft during a snowstorm.
Filmed in black and white, the ad shows locals unexpectedly forced to spend Christmas lunch together after gathering for a morning drink at the Tan Hill Inn.
The 17th century pub near Richmond in the Yorkshire Dales has seen drinkers snowed in around 50 times since 2005.
In 2016 chart-topping band Scouting For Girls and 200 of their fans were left stranded during a snowstorm at a charity gig.
The ad screens for the first time tonight during The X Factor on ITV. A POKER star has been killed in a horror car crash in the Czech Republic.
Emma Fryer, known as the “Queen of Poker”, was preparing to play in the World Series of Poker Europe Tournament when tragedy struck.
Mother-of-two Emma, who had just learned she was set to become a grandmother, was a passenger when the vehicle hit a concrete post en route to the prestigious event in Rozvadov.
It is believed the driver was following the sat-nav in fog and approached a roundabout which was not shown on the map before smashing into a pillar at speed.
Emma died instantly, while the driver, who was a friend of the deceased, remains in hospital.
Emma, 42, from Alsager, Cheshire, had career earnings of £75,000 and was about to gamble on following her dream of becoming a full-time poker player by giving up her job at Bet365.
Her death has devastated her family who are now waiting for her body to be brought home.
Mum Sheila Waring, 60, said: “Everything was going so well for her. She was the happiest she had ever been.”
Emma’s sister Liz Carter, 32, said: “There was no fault on the part of the driver. It was just a tragic accident.”
TRAGIC LOSS: Emma