A FORMER Eastenders star has been spotted at an Oswestry resort and spa to shoot a promotional video for a local furniture company.

Television star Nina Wadia, who is also known for her memorable roles on popular TV shows like Eastenders, Goodness Gracious Me, Citizen Khan, and her stint on Strictly Come Dancing, was at the Lion Quays Resort and Spa.

She was there to film a promotional video showcasing the Positive Posture Brio Sport massage chair, which is being sold by Oswestry-headquartered massage chair supplier  Furniture For Life.

It is not the first time that the TV star has worked with Furniture of Life as in April she complimented their massage chair at a stand for a home display in London.


Furniture For Life’s managing director Diane Hughes said:  “Nina Wadia is actually the owner of a Brio Sport massage chair herself, and she really appreciates the relaxation and therapeutic benefits of the chair to help her with her busy lifestyle and filming schedule.

“Nina kindly agreed to become a Brand Ambassador for Furniture for Life and the Brio Sport, and her enthusiasm for the product and the benefits of its use really comes across in the video.” 

Border Counties Advertizer: Nina Wadia seated in the Brio Sport Massage ChairNina Wadia seated in the Brio Sport Massage Chair (Image: Hunter Bevan LTD)

The filming extravaganza transformed various spaces within Lion Quays - including the gym, the spa, and the Waterside Restaurant - into bustling film sets for the day.

And the Holroyd Community Theatre at Moreton Hall School played a role in setting the scene for one of the video's key moments.

Mrs Hughes added: “Nina was so lovely to work with.

“Her personality and enthusiasm really added authenticity to the filming process.

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“The staff at Lion Quays and The Holroyd Community Theatre couldn’t have made her more welcome and we’re lucky to have such amazing venues, that were so accommodating with the production team, on our doorstep.”

The video production was a truly local collaboration, being coordinated by Oswestry-based marketing company, Hunter Bevan, and filmed by Chester-based Jonny Noakes Films. 

The finished product will be posted after the editing process is completed.