• You could be forgiven for thinking that Benidorm was on the brink of closure after reading the papers over the last year. Headlines announcing the demise of yet another bar or more entertainers packing up and heading back to the UK - but there's one which is bucking the trend! A brand new venue is due to open on 1st March called "Showboat".

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  • With only a week left till the grand opening of "Showboat" - Benidorm's newest venue and the place to be seen, I decided to pop by and check on progress. I was greeted by a posse of workmen who were all going about their various jobs - painting, electrical installations, tiling - everywhere I looked someone was banging or screwing (no pun intended there). Wayne kissed me hello and goodbye as he was en-route to the paint shop

  • The Showboat has new owners – Diane Riley and soon to be husband Gary. The premises which was to become Showboat was originally bought by one of Benidorm’s favourite entertainers – Wayne aka Miss Levi and opened in March 2012, quickly establishing itself as an entertainment hotspot. Together with husband Des the couple built up a thriving restaurant and cabaret entertainment venue, but after 3 years of very hard graft decided it was time to sell up and wind down. The subsequent sale and handover to Karen and Mick Coburn was well documented on Channel 5’s “Bargain Loving Brits in the Sun”, which was broadcast at the beginning of this year. Now the filmcrew are back to record a second series – and yes, they have been following Diane and Gary on their new venture.

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  • Last night was the opening night of Benidorm's newest entertainment venue and my goodness what a night. People were queuing from 7.30pm for the 8pm opening - it was like the first day of the Harrod's sale!  When the doors opened floods of people came rushing in - half of Benidorm must have arrived. I even noticed local competition in the way of David Climent of Benidorm Palace there keeping a check on what he's up against!

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  • One of Benidorm´s most popular venues – The Showboat has a new captain steering the ship. Wayne, aka Miss Levi has handed over the reigns to Karen and Mick Coburn – the new owners, but rest assured, Wayne and Des are still onboard. They will continue working and performing – and will be joined by Karen’s three gorgeous daughters Abby, Hayley and Danielle.

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