The first episode of Jane McDonald’s new series 'My Yorkshire' saw the Wakefield born singer and TV presenter making a visit to Wakefield Cathedral and the Chantry Chapel.
Airing on Sunday, February 20 the opening episode took in the sights of Jane’s hometown of Wakefield, including the cathedral where she would spend many a lunch hour as a young girl growing up.
Appearing in the Channel 5 show included familiar faces such as the Reverend Canon Peter Farley-Moore, the Canon Missioner at the cathedral, and the Wakefield Cathedral Choir who performed for the cameras at Chantry Chapel.
Commenting on her visit to Wakefield in the Yorkshire Post, Jane McDonald said, "It’s a love letter to the viewers as to why I keep mentioning Yorkshire and Wakefield all the time.”
"No matter what show I’m on, I always get a mention of Wakefield in somewhere. I just want to show everyone my beautiful city and my beautiful county.
"I think my home city was a highlight for me. Just seeing how its evolved.
"It was tough for a lot of people in Yorkshire in the 70s and 80s, but that’s the resilience. We’ve got through and it’s coming back. I think all cities are, but I hope they all come back with new ventures and new ways of being what we had.
“We were so industrious before and that’s taken a big toll on everything around the communities, but hopefully new flowers will blossom."