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Former Towie star hits back at offensive graffiti sprayed on his hotel
7:20am Wednesday 20th March 2013 in Echo News
THE fomer Towie star behind plans to transform Leigh’s landmark Grand Hotel has hit out at vandals for spraying it with graffiti urging him to go.
Mick Norcross plans to transform the Grade II listed empty hotel in a £4.5m revamp, but it was defaced with graffiti over the weekend with the vandal writing “jog on Towie you’re not welcome here”.
Mr Norcross, 48, has quit Towie and banned the ITV 2 reality from filming at his Sugar Hut nightclub in Brentwood.
However he has revealed plans to use The Grand on his own reality show in the future.
Mr Norcross said: “When someone wants to judge me based on a semi-reality TV show that I’m not in any more than it is very sad.
“I was a businessman long before the programme and I didn’t buy the hotel for the show; I bought it as a business opportunity."