Benalmadena restaurant owner appears on BBC to welcome Brit tourists

Sue Aspey, the owner of British restaurant The Wigan Bar in Benalmadena

SUE ASPEY, the owner of British restaurant The Wigan Bar in Benalmadena, appeared on BBC Breakfast this morning in a live interview to welcome British tourists to the Costa del Sol.

Sue who has lived here for 20 years explained to Naga Munchetty and her Breakfast co-host Charlie Stayt about how safe she feels on the coast.
“I believe it’s perfectly safe, we all have our families, we don’t want to have Covid here for any longer so all the bars and restaurants are sanitising. Somebody comes onto the terrace or into the building and they have to use the sanitiser immediately,” said Sue, who went onto stress that “I really do believe this is safe. I have no fears for my family, if they can come over, no fears at all.”

When questioned about the beaches she stated: “Sunbeds are at greater distances… there is a lifeguard station which would normally have one person throughout the summer, they have four people now, making sure of distancing and there are other patrols along the paseo.”

Sue pointed out that “The Andalucian Government seem really switched on. We feel safe. The holidaymakers who have arrived have said they feel safe.”

Hosts Naga and Charlie both aired their jealousy about missing out on the gorgeous sunshine and the lovely beach behind Sue. Even going so far as trying to encourage her to run and jump into the sea.

Sue finished by saying that “Anybody that is thinking about going on holiday… in Andalucia and Malaga, you will be safe.”

The full video can be seen on the Welcome to Benalmadena Facebook page.

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Damon Mitchell

From the interviewed to the interviewer

As frontman of a rock band Damon used to court the British press, now he lives the quiet life in Spain and seeks to get to the heart of the community, scoring exclusive interviews with ex-pats about their successes and struggles during their new life in the sun.

Originally from Scotland but based on the coast for the last three years, Damon strives to bring the most heartfelt news stories from the spanish costas to the Euro Weekly News.

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