VIDEO: The ‘Eric Morecambe statue’ returns

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The Eric Morecambe statue has returned to its rightful home...or has it?

Passersby did a double-take on Saturday afternoon because a human version of the famous landmark had taken its place.

Paul Frith impersonates the Eric Morecambe statue on Saturday afternoon.

Paul Frith impersonates the Eric Morecambe statue on Saturday afternoon.

Paul Frith, a fan of the famous Morecambe-born comedian, covered himself from head to toe in black paint and is spending a few hours pretending to be the statue to raise money for charity.

The original statue is currently in storage after it was removed for repairs.

A man damaged ‘Eric’ last Saturday by sawing the statue’s leg in an attempt to steal it.

So one week on, plumber Paul decided to bring a little sunshine back to Morecambe with his light-hearted stunt.

Our content editor Greg Lambert spoke to ‘Eric’ in this exclusive video.