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David Walliams popped in to Granada Fish Bar in Fleetwood while visiting the town for tea. He is pictured with Steve Lynton at the restaurant

David Walliams popped in to Granada Fish Bar in Fleetwood while visiting the town for tea. He is pictured with Steve Lynton at the restaurant

People in Fleetwood had to do a double take when this A-list celebrity came into town.

It is not known why Little Britain star David Walliams was visiting the port, but while he was there he stopped off for fish and chips and an ice cream.

Steve Lynton, at Granada Fish Bar on North Albert Street, where Walliams enjoyed his dinner, said the celebrity turned up “out of the blue”.

“Not a lot was said – he just came in, enjoyed his fish and chips and posed for a couple of pictures,” he said.

“Afterwards he went to the Beach Kiosk for ice cream and went to the beach.”

Mr Lynton said it was a shock to see the Britain’s Got Talent judge in his restaurant.

He added: “I had to do a double take. At first I thought it might be a look-alike, but it really was him and he had his wife, Lara Stone, with him.

“She was a really lovely person.

“They were probably with us for about 45 minutes to an hour, and I was watching the customers who were coming in do a double take when they saw him.”

After his food, Walliams paid a visit to the Beach Kiosk on Fleetwood beach to buy ice cream.

He also popped into Lytham during his visit to the Fylde coast, and spent some time browsing the titles at Plackitt and Booth Booksellers on Clifton Street.

Shop manager Moira Neary, said: “I noticed three people walk into the shop and thought ‘He looks like David Walliams!’ Then as he was leaving, I realised it was him.”

Walliams himself Tweeted a picture of him with his Little Britain alter-ego Andy at Madame Tussauds.

Mr Lynton said celebrity diners were not unusual for the Granada Fish Bar.

He added: “To have someone like David Walliams pictured in Fleetwood is great because it will make other people want to come and explore the area.

“We have the best views of the Fylde and some great architecture. It’s certainly a place to see.”

Leader of Wyre Council, Coun Peter Gibson, said: “It’s important when nationally known people, whether they be entertainers or politicians or other well known people visit the borough.

“Obviously Fleetwood has been put on the national map with the football recently, and this again can only be good for Fleetwood in terms of gaining publicity.”

 

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