THE Sunday Times named Crosby as one of the best places to live in the UK in 2013 - and with its beaches, sunsets and zillions of hairdressers, not to mention three of the best curry places in Liverpool, why not?
All this didn’t escape the notice of Phil Spencer, presenter of Channel 4’s Location, Location, Location, who earlier this week was spotted about town.
Maybe he was here for the quality of the G&Ts that he was pictured quaffing in local bar The Pioneer.
Or maybe he had just come for the hairdressers after all.
Because surely he couldn’t be here filming an episode of the hit property show. After all, Kirsty Allsop, his partner in conveyancing and crime, was very conspicuously absent.
Well yes they could - and she wasn't - but you had to know where to look.
A lovely Waterloo sunset lured both Kirsty AND Phil to a bench in Adelaide Gardens this week - the formidable Ms Allsopp well wrapped up against the northern elements in a blue and orange outift mimicking the hues of the fading light. Phil, however, proved he was no southern softie by taking his chances in a dapper blue suit and open necked shirt which one might wear to a Notting Hill karaoke night.
Liverpool Confidential happened to be passing when we snapped the duo having a good old chinwag on a park bench near the waterfront, filming some filler scenes for an episode to be screened this autumn, according to the crew.
Confidential hears that more than one or two of the grand Victorian mansions and villas on the Waterloo front are being hoovered up for “bargain” prices by disaffected residents of London town as news of the Volunteer Canteen quiz night snowball reaches the capital.
Indeed, neither Kirsty or Phil have been seen since.