ARLEY Hall’s library has remained unchanged for decades, but only recently has it been allowed to gather dust – stardust that is.

It famously doubles as Tommy Shelby’s study in Peaky Blinders, but its latest appearance was in ITV’s trailer for The Voice which unveiled Olly Murs as the new judge replacing Gavin Rossdale.

“To be fair the library is almost unrecognisable in the trailer because we had to strip out most of the books,” said general manager Steve Hamilton.

“The advert seems to be all about finding the ‘magic ingredient’ and we were delighted they found some of what they were looking for at Arley.”

Sir Tom Jones, and Jennifer Hudson joined Olly Murs at Arley Hall, the stately home of Lord and Lady Ashbrook near Lymm.

Arley’s historic collection of books were painstakingly removed over two days to make way for the 2,000 bottles that appear to be carrying magic potions in the trailer.

Each bottle was individually lit during the filming, which also saw the furniture emptied from Arley’s Gallery to make room for the final shot.

Lynne Daniel, from Runcorn, who works at the hall and had her picture taken with Olly, said: “There was a lot of preparation to get the rooms ready for the film set, but we were all looking forward to meeting the stars and to watch them rehearse.

“My favourite judge was Olly Murs, but it was wonderful to see Sir Tom Jones as he is a legend and everyone has heard his songs from over the years.

“I did manage to say ‘hello’ to Sir Tom but Olly was really friendly and wanted to know all about the Hall. I was lucky enough to get my photo taken with him before he left so it was a day to remember.”

Speaking about his new role Olly said: “I’m absolutely buzzing about being a coach on The Voice UK and can’t wait to sit in the big red chair alongside will, Jennifer and Tom.

“I’m excited to mentor new artists and without doubt, I’m in it to win!”

After the cameras had rolled it was time to put back the 2,800 books, but not before many of them were dusted down and given some tender loving care.

The new series of The Voice UK - presented by Emma Willis - launches on ITV in January 2018.

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