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Lily Waddell

Robbie Williams tempted to buy Blackpool Pleasure beach after £24m Switzerland villa

Robbie Williams said he was "tempted" to buy Blackpool Pleasure beach for himself.

The singer has relocated his family to Switzerland where he has splashed out £24million on a gorgeous villa, just months after he revealed his plans to move there amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Admittedly the Take That star thought it was "mental" the people who Blackpool Pleasure beach wanted to sell the place to him.

During Alan Carr’s Life A Beach podcast, he said: "A mere 20 years later, the people that own Blackpool Pleasure Beach want to sell me Blackpool Pleasure Beach. How mental is that?!"

Robbie Williams tempted to buy Blackpool Pleasure beach after £24m Swiss villa (Getty Images for Bauer)

He went on: "I am tempted [to buy it]. It’s not ongoing, but I do fancy putting together a consortium of faces – and you [Alan] are one of those…"

Robbie has many, many fond memories of his time in Blackpool.

Back in the day, the singer relived his days of camping in Rhyl and visiting Blackpool for the day.

He said: "We’d go camping in Rhyl or we’d go for the day to Blackpool.

"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.

It comes after Robbie and Ayda moved their children — Teddy, Charlton, Coco and Beau — to the village in Lake Geneva (Dave Benett/Getty Images)

"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."

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has been owned by the Thompson family since 1896.

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."

It comes after Robbie and Ayda moved their children — Teddy, Charlton, Coco and Beau — to the village in Lake Geneva.

Admittedly the Take That star thought it was "mental" the people who Blackpool Pleasure beach wanted to sell the place to him (Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

A source told The Sun : "The Golf Club De Genève is very exclusive. You have to know the right people to even to get a look-in and that’s before even paying the massive fees.

"Robbie is a first-class golfer and loves it there. Robbie and his family are delighted. They love the pace of life here. They love the open space and the lake nearby.

"The neighbourhood is used to wealthy inhabitants and their privacy is totally respected."

In September, Robbie surprised fans when he revealed he had been residing "up a mountain" to avoid the Covid-19 pandemic.

When asked he's living in his Los Angeles or Malibu home, he told BBC Radio 2 "No I'm not. I'm somewhere in Switzerland up a mountain.

"Well, I'm a bit neurotic and I thought where can I place myself where it won't get me? And I thought, well I'll just live up the Mont Blanc for 6 months… it's really warm actually, it's really lovely."

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