In which English seaside town did Bradley Walsh work as a bluecoat at Pontins holiday park?
Bradley John Walsh (born 4 June 1960) is an English actor, comedian, singer, television presenter and former professional footballer.
Walsh is known for his roles as Danny Baldwin in "Coronation Street" (2004–2006), as DS Ronnie Brooks in "Law & Order: UK" (2009–2014), and as Graham O'Brien in "Doctor Who" (2018–2021). He has also presented various television game shows for ITV, including "Wheel of Fortune" (1997), "The Chase" (2009–present), "Odd One In" (2010–2011), "Keep It in the Family" (2014–15), and "Cash Trapped" (2016–2019).
In the summer of 1982 Walsh worked as a bluecoat at Pontins in Morecambe for three months. Pontins is a British company operating holiday parks in the UK, founded in 1946 by Fred Pontin. Since 2011, it has been owned by Britannia Hotels. The camps were smaller and less expensive than Butlin's holiday camps. Pontin's had Bluecoats to entertain their guests, as opposed to Butlins Redcoats.
Pontins specialises in offering half-board and self-catering holidays featuring entertainment at resorts, or "holiday parks", as they have branded them. Accommodation is usually in the form of chalets (which Pontins calls "apartments").
Fred Pontin opened his first holiday camp in 1946 on the site of a former U.S. army base (built during World War II), at Brean Sands near Weston-super-Mare in Somerset at a cost of £23,000.