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Island "not exciting" says singer

Rick Astley recounts childhood trip

We're used to seeing the Isle of Man being praised as a holiday destination in the Sunday papers by authors and celebrities.

However, an article in the Mail online may not encourage too many people to come here.

Whilst only a few months back, singer Gary Barlow praised the Island as being an "amazing place" which had "blown him away", today fellow chanteur Rick Astley remembers a holiday here when he was a boy as "unexciting"

Now 52, the singer came over with a school trip, but in an article about the best - and worst - holidays of his life writes . . "I remember playing crazy golf and visiting Laxey Wheel . . . but it wasn't exciting for me as I'd been five times before to visit family"

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