ISLE of Wight chippie favourite Janet Wilson is still chipper after 35 years in the job at Corries Cabin, Cowes.

Starting the role in 1983 as a part time temporary position, Janet has now served about 600,000 customers, fried chips that weigh as much as three jumbo jets, and prepared more than 10,000 of her speciality pea fritters.

She's also wrestled a man out of the shop, served several famous faces and had a man appear at the window wearing only a sock.

Janet said: "I really enjoy coming into work and seeing my regulars and new faces.

"Over 35 years, fish and chips have pretty much stayed the same. It's everything else that has changed. No more yesterday's newspapers, a lot more card payments.

"I nearly grabbed a man's arm the other day as I thought he was trying to attack me — he was just paying with his watch."

Owner of Corries Cabin, Richard Quigley, said: "Janet really is a treasure and we are very lucky to have her. I have banned her from even thinking about retirement."