VIDEO: Eric Morecambe statue returns home

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Eric’s back home!

The Eric Morecambe statue was put back in its rightful place on Morecambe promenade just before 9am today, Thursday.

The Eric Morecambe statue is lifted back into place on Morecambe prom.

The Eric Morecambe statue is lifted back into place on Morecambe prom.

The statue was lifted into place by a crane, with Lancaster City Council workmen, sculptor Graham Ibbeson and Jerry Hughes from AB Foundry in London on hand to supervise.

Eric was slotted back into place with a ‘clunk’ and raised a cheer from bystanders.

In a very low key unveiling, Graham and Jerry pulled a blanket from Eric’s head.

Passing motorists beeped their horns and cheered to show their appreciation for Eric’s return.

The Eric Morecambe statue back in place on Morecambe prom.

The Eric Morecambe statue back in place on Morecambe prom.

Watch our video of the moment Eric finally returned home.