|Location of presentation
Over the last five years I have been fortunate enough to meet and interview many of the cast and production team, and been allowed on set. Such is the huge popularity of the show that both "Day Break" and "This Morning" have broadcast their morning shows from the Sol Pelicanos hotel - the fictitious Solana Resort in the series.
|Always popular - Morgan´s Tavern
I approached the Town Hall back in May with a proposal to place a plaque of some sort in acknowledgement to Derren for his contribution to increased British tourism to the town of Benidorm. The Mayor and tourism office were very keen and enthusiastic with the idea right from the beginning. Once I had their confirmation and approval I liaised with the production company, Tiger Aspect in London and the British Consulate in Alicante to fix a date in the diary for the event. This was actually far harder than it sounds, trying to find a mutually suitable date for the Mayor, Consul and Derren - at least I made Telefonica happy with all the calls I made!
|Me together with Derren Litten and Asa Elliott
So the date for your diary is Friday 14th September at 12 Noon. As well as Derren there will be representatives from the production company, Tiger Aspect. Ben Cavey, Executive Producer; Sophie Clarke-Jervoise who is Managing Director and Iain McCallum, Head of Press and PR. We also hope to see some of the famous faces from the series..... I know that Asa Elliott will be there - thats specially for the ladies! The presentation will be made by Benidorm Mayor Agustin Navarro and British Consul Paul Rodwell.
So whether you are on holiday or lucky enough to live here, come along and join me to give Derren a well deserved round of applause. Who knows, with so many top ranking officials from the production company maybe they will have something to announce....