Guests bring some Sunshine to awards

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THEY could be twins, or perhaps even the comeback of 80s boy band Bros?

With their immaculate blond hair, boyish looks and musical background, our MP David Morris and TV antiques expert Paul Hayes have a lot in common.

And after the pair shared the stage at The Visitor’s Sunshine Ball last Friday night, onlookers joked that maybe they should now form a band!

Mr Morris, who once played keyboards for Rick Astley on Top of the Pops, presented the first Morecambe Ambassador Award to the Cash in the Attic star – himself a budding singer with rock n’ rollers The Cats from the Attic.

After receiving his award at The Midland Hotel, Mr Hayes joked to the MP: “Now I’m an ambassador, does this mean my premises can be declared an embassy, I have diplomatic immunity and can be exempt from Council Tax?

“I am very proud to be given this award and I am proud to be from Morecambe.”

The Sunshine Awards, part of The Visitor’s Morecambe Day weekend, are given out every year to celebrate some of Morecambe’s most deserving figures.

Rod Taylor, chief executive of Morecambe FC, accepted the Sunshine Business Award on behalf of the Shrimps. The club won for investing millions in opening the new Globe Arena.

See The Visitor (18-05-11) for full story.