Happy Days as The Fonz starts filming CBBC show in town

Henry Winkler is filming in Dewsbury this week.
Henry Winkler is filming in Dewsbury this week.

You may find yourself doing a double take after spotting The Fonz in Dewsbury town centre.

The Happy Days actor has been at the town’s old Girl’s Grammar School, to film scenes for CBBC series Hank Zipzer.

Henry Winkler co-wrote the children’s book Hank Zipzer: The World’s Greatest Underachiever and stars in the TV adaptation as Mr Rock, Hank’s favourite teacher.

Adam Ellis said on Twitter: “Saw The Fonz down Dewsbury today dressed as Santa. Standard.”

Craig Lightowler said on Facebook: “Met the Fonz in town today, he was filming a scene for his new show. I asked him how he was finding Dewsbury, he said everything has been great.”

The feature-length episode will be shown over the seasonal period and follows Hank as he prepares for Christmas and a new baby brother.

Henry Winkler as The Fonz

Henry Winkler as The Fonz

Cheryl Taylor, Controller of CBBC, said: “Our fabulous standalone Christmas special will delight Hank’s growing army of fans.

“We’re thrilled to have a full 90 minutes to enjoy his Christmas capers alongside partner in crime Henry Winkler.”

Henry Wrinkler’s novels follow the trials and tribulations of a young boy growing up with dyslexia. It is based on his own experiences with the learning difficulty.