A legendary English record producer and songwriter is never gonna give up his favourite Dorset sweet treat.

Pete Waterman, who helped write and produce Rick Astley hit Never Gonna Give You Up, recently savoured a slice of his favourite Dorset apple cake in Birmingham - brought all the way from a Beaminster bakery.

The rail enthusiast and music mogul fell in love with the county classic many years ago when he spent a short time working on the railway in Dorset.

Mr Waterman was given the popular Dorset delicacy - which was baked at Evershot Village Bakery in Hogshill Street, Beaminster - by his good friend, well-known local model railway enthusiast Douglas Beazer.

Pete Waterman has a number of notable records to his name, having helped produce hits including I Should Be So Lucky and, appropriately, The Loco-Motion by Kylie Minogue.

Mr Waterman and Mr Beazer met through a shared love of model railways and recently reunited at the NEC in Birmingham where Mr Beazer brought the music legend the cake from Beaminster. 

Mr Beazer said: “When I visit Pete, either at his home or at exhibitions, I usually take him a Dorset apple cake which he enjoys very much and gives him a flavour of Dorset, where he worked for a short period of time on the railway many years ago.

“When I ordered the cake from the Evershot Bakery in Beaminster the ladies got quite excited, so I thought I would get a photograph of Pete receiving the cake for them.

“Pete wished to send his thanks to the ladies in the shop and those who baked it.”

Mr Waterman has been involved in the creation of more than 200 hits. 

Worldwide, he has achieved more than 500 million record sales and has worked with a who’s who of artists across the music spectrum including Kylie Minogue, Donna Summer, Rick Astley, Paul McCartney, John Travolta, The Specials, Cliff Richard, Bananarama and Steps.

He is perhaps best known as one third of the hugely successful music production and song-writing partnership, Stock Aitken Waterman and for his world-famous PWL label.   

Many people also remember Pete from his many TV roles, including presenting The Hitman and Her, being a judge on ITVs Pop Idol and Popstars: The Rivals. 

He recently hosted a Channel 4 show called Little Trains & Big Names with Pete Waterman, where he met famous faces who share his passion for all things miniature railways.

Jools Holland and James May were amongst the celebrities who took part in the show.