WELCOME to a town that boasts a 5-mile sandy beach, a trendy art deco beachfront hotel, and celebrities who simply refuse to live anywhere else.
As hard as it sounds, no, it’s NOT Los Angeles, Miami or somewhere posh on the Med – it’s Morecambe.
The northern seaside town of Morecambe was once so out of date that it inspired ‘Crap Towns’ – an oral guidebook by Sam Jordison that showcases all that goes wrong in shanty towns in England .
The author mercilessly cites dilapidated buildings, sprouting shops and the inevitable neglect as the reasons that make Morecambe appear in the book.
The thugs on the council didn’t help the Lancashire seaside resort’s unfortunate reputation either.
In 1993, Morecambe became the site of one of Noel Edmonds’ ill-fated Crinkly Bottom projects.
Fat cats by the sea hope to cash in on Mr Blobby’s popularity. But the park that was built was closed almost immediately after opening.
Historical financiers say Morecambe’s reputation and unfortunate demise have been solidified as low-cost flights and all-inclusive holidays have become the choice of sunbathing Britons.
Make your choice of a stay in Morecambe or Magaluf – a rainy northern coastal town that can’t compete with the Spanish islands and the Costas.
Today, however, the likes of Tyson and Paris Fury flood the town.
Last year, The Gypsy King published accounts showing he had £43m in the bank – but the couple have made Morecambe home for the past 15 years.
They may own a house in flashy Las Vegas, but they are not interested in uplifting and settling in expensive London or flashy cities like Liverpool or Manchester.
The Posh ‘n’ Becks of the boxing world share their stunning Morecambe des res with their six children – three sons all called Prince and daughters brilliantly named Venezuela, Valencia and Athena.
The family keeps things real for the kids who send them to local schools and kindergartens.
They enjoy raising their children in their lavish £1.6m mansion in Morecambe, which boasts a lavish kitchen with a timeless glass table as the centerpiece and a lamp full beam.
Each room has more swagger features than Tyson in a fight. The marital bedroom features plush velvet curtains with panoramic views and a chesterfield bed.
About their ‘King Gypsy’ logo in the Paris back garden, say it turns it into a “statement backyard;”
Today, both Tyson, 35, and Paris, 33, are much-loved influencers. And fans got to see Morecambe premiere earlier this week when their hit series At Home with the Furys was released on Netflix.
Viewers were struck by the captivating photographs of the Lancashire coast.
It’s no surprise that just 24 hours later, the reality series hit number one in the UK on the global streaming channel.
The camera follows Tyson, Paris and their six children in a detailed depiction of their daily lives in Morecambe.
At Home with the Furys was primarily filmed at the family home in Morecambe and, according to ‘The Gypsy King’, will draw “hundreds of millions” of eyeballs into the seaside town.
The nine-part series follows the world heavyweight boxing champion, his wife, Paris and their six children as they go through everyday life in the seaside town.
Although not a Semi-Sunset Location, the Gypsy King was filmed getting a haircut at K1 Barber’s on Euston Road, enjoying a beer at Keegan’s cafe in Poulton Square and visiting Atkinson’s chippy on Albert Street.
There are clips of Tyson running on the Prom, taking the kids out on the beach and visiting the Salt Ayre cape.
As for the girls, Paris and her daughter Venezuela were filmed getting their nails done in the town center of Morecambe.
It’s not just the Furys that call Morecambe home – Britain’s biggest family too.
Mother Sue, 48, and father Noel, 52, have 22 children and proudly call the Lancashire seaside town of Morecambe their home.
The Radfords live in a former nursing home and they bought the 10-bedroom home for £240,000 in 2004.
The family and Morecambe were used to the limelight. Over the past decade, documentary cameras have followed the Radfords in the Channel 5 hit series 22 Kids and Counting.
Season three of the show aired in January 2023 – and a fourth season has been confirmed.
The series focuses on life at home – and what that home is like. It boasts a £27,000 Jacuzzi, a sophisticated four-figure washing machine and an outdoor bar.
The famous family supported their business and did not respond on the flyers. Busy parents even took the time to open a bakery in Morecambe after customers went crazy for their cakes being sold online.
They have been famously house-hunting in the area over the past few years. At one point, the Radfords even looked to Florida to relocate.
However, in July, they announced that they had finally found their new home. Although the exact location is yet to be revealed – what is betting on Morecambe?
Both families are minted and can easily afford to move elsewhere. With the average home costing £184,000 – the likes of the Beckhams won’t be moving to Morecambe anytime soon.
However, we assume that the Fury family and the Radford family know something about the “crap town” of Morecambe that the rest of the world doesn’t.