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Felixstowe: Top Gear star James May spotted in resort

13:04 11 July 2013

A sneek preview of the renovated Fludyers Hotel, Felixstowe

A sneek preview of the renovated Fludyers Hotel, Felixstowe


Suffolk has become a popular county for celebrities to visit and holiday over recent years.


And it appears Felixstowe is now getting its fair share of big names.

For just 12 months after famous scientist Stephen Hawking visited the resort and enjoyed fish and chips – TV star James May has also been seen.

The Top Gear co-presenter visited Felixstowe earlier this month with people living in the town reporting that they had seen him in a yellow Ferrari near the newly revamped Fludyer Arms Hotel.

Staff at the hotel were keeping tight lipped about their special guest. But one said they could “confirm that he stayed there”.

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  • Bit like one of those "rare bird spotted" stories. I was always more than amazed that for 3 years the Star never once mentioned the fact that Karen Gillan, during her career on Doc Who was a regular visitor to Ipswich, and Felixstowe on three or four occasions. She was certainly spotted by many members of the public during that time to the point of signing the occasional autograph and posing with them for a photo. I put it down to the nationals warning the Star off, cos she was papped by the nationals the very first time she visited the town, once she had been announced as the then new assistant. There's a thing...

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    Sarky Sage

    Friday, July 12, 2013

  • Heard this story nearly a week ago Is this really a news story any way ?

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    Thursday, July 11, 2013

  • He was in Felixstowe for a 50th birthday party of a friend from university.

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    Thursday, July 11, 2013

  • This is NEWS? I went into my back garden an hour ago. Feel free to report it.

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    Sunday, July 14, 2013

  • He was probably lost heading for somewhere like Southwold.

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    Lee Davies

    Thursday, July 11, 2013

  • Well done Matthew Bunn (the baker's son don't you know). I love stories like this. They make me realise how insignificant I really am.

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    Friday, July 12, 2013

  • He was probably lost heading for somewhere like Jaywick Sands.

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    Newsmaster Excalibur

    Friday, July 12, 2013

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