Robbie Williams has revealed his plans to buy Blackpool Pleasure Beach, because why not?
Chatting away, the 47-year-old claimed to the host that he had been offered the opportunity to snap up the park.
The Take That favourite also explained he wants to get a group of celebs together to revamp the area.
‘We’d go camping in Rhyl or we’d go for the day to Blackpool,’ he told the comedian of his previous holidays. ‘This is how my fortunes reversed: We’d get on a bus, the Ryan Hall working men’s club, and they’d put on a day to Blackpool.
‘We’d go to Blackpool and rummage around, do whatever we did, and then come back to Stoke-on-Trent and get on with our lives.
‘A mere 20 years later, the people that own Blackpool Pleasure Beach want to sell me Blackpool Pleasure Beach. How mental is that?!’
When asked if he was keen to put his hand in his pocket, Robbie continued: ‘I am tempted. It’s not ongoing, but I do fancy putting together a consortium of faces – and you [Alan] are one of those…
‘We’ll talk after this podcast…,’ Alan laughed.
The former X Factor judge vowed: ‘I think if a conglomerate of showbiz types got together and sort of revamped Blackpool… do you ever remember when Blackpool was going to be the Monaco of the North?
‘There were huge plans to turn it into casino-ville.
‘I think us end-of-the-pier types should get together, storm the place and reinvigorate Blackpool.’
Pleasure Beach bosses have not been drawn on whether they have ever offered to sell the attraction – which has been owned by the Thompson family since 1896 – to Robbie.
A spokesperson for Pleasure Beach told Metro.co.uk: ‘Blackpool Pleasure Beach, which is wholly owned by the Thompson family has “No Regrets” that Robbie Williams may have “Misunderstood” that “Something Beautiful” like Pleasure Beach is available to buy.
‘With a “View Beyond the Sea” from the top of The Big One it’s no surprise he is interested, but for now let us entertain you when we reopen for our 125th season on the 12th April.’
So that’s that, then.
Credit: Original article published here.