News | Entertainment
21 Apr 2021 8:06
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Robbie Williams claims he had the chance to buy Blackpool Pleasure Beach

    The 47-year-old singer was offered the chance to purchase the amusement park in Lancashire after he use to visit the seaside resort when he was a youngster


    Appearing on the 'Life's a Beach' podcast, he said: "We'd get on the bus, the Ryan Hall working men's club, they'd put on a day to Blackpool. This is how my fortunes reversed...20 years later, the people that own Blackpool Pleasure Beach want to sell me Blackpool Pleasure Beach. How mental is that?"

    Asked if he was tempted, Robbie said: "I am tempted. It's not ongoing but I think if a conglomerate of showbiz types got together and revamped Blackpool. I think us end of the pier types should get together, storm the place and reinvigorate Blackpool."

    Meanwhile, it was recently reported the 'Angels' hitmaker and his wife Ayda Field are set to move to a £24 million villa on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland, having quietly put their 17th century mansion in Wiltshire, South-West England, on the market.

    A source revealed: "Robbie was in a different phase of his life when he bought Compton Bassett House. It seemed like an idyllic hideaway in the English countryside but he never really felt at home there. In a matter of months he realised it wasn’t where he and Ayda wanted to settle. Now he’s planning a reshuffle of his property portfolio since deciding to buy in Switzerland. The family moved there last summer and rented for six months to make sure they wanted to stay.”

    Robbie - who also owns homes in London and Los Angeles - is now looking forward to spending the next chapter of his life in Switzerland.

    The insider explained: "They’re both really excited to have found exactly the lifestyle they were looking for in Switzerland. They’ve been there for less than a year but the children are settled in schools and they all love the calm, family vibe they’ve got going on there."

    © 2021 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     21 Apr: Helen McCrory told Damian Lewis to get "lots of girlfriends" when she passed away
     21 Apr: Travis Barker showered Kourtney Kardashian in flowers to mark her birthday
     21 Apr: Kylie Minogue sees similarities between selling wine and music
     21 Apr: Queen Elizabeth kept a treasured photo of Prince Philip in her handbag during his funeral
     20 Apr: Queen Elizabeth won't "retreat from public view" like Queen Victoria did during her reign
     20 Apr: Max George’s dog is his “best mate”
     20 Apr: Justin Bieber is set to make a cameo appearance in the 'Friends' reunion
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    South has defeated North 3-2 in the deciding game of their three-match men's hockey series in Hamilton More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Dairy prices have dipped at Fonterra's latest Global Dairy Trade auction overnight More...



     Today's News

    Law and Order:
    Officials are making progress -- in getting to the bottom of the country's latest border case of Covid-19 7:57

    Law and Order:
    Tensions are high in Minneapolis as a verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial looms 7:57

    Entertainment:
    Helen McCrory told Damian Lewis to get "lots of girlfriends" when she passed away 7:52

    Soccer:
    Fan power has caused football's proposed European Super League to implode 7:46

    Hockey:
    South has defeated North 3-2 in the deciding game of their three-match men's hockey series in Hamilton 7:26

    Rugby League:
    Another player would have to go down injured for Reece Walsh to make his NRL debut on Sunday 7:26

    Entertainment:
    Travis Barker showered Kourtney Kardashian in flowers to mark her birthday 7:22

    Business:
    Dairy prices have dipped at Fonterra's latest Global Dairy Trade auction overnight 7:16

    Law and Order:
    A man has been arrested, over an early morning hit and run on Auckland's Sandringham Road 7:06

    Entertainment:
    Kylie Minogue sees similarities between selling wine and music 6:52


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2021 New Zealand City Ltd