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Isle of Wight is 'welcoming and diverse'

Wed 18 Aug 2010

Isle of Wight is 'welcoming and diverse'

Tourists taking Isle of Wight holidays in the next few weeks can look forward to a warm welcome in a diverse place.

This is according to Isle of Wight Council leader David Pugh who stated that millions of people book Isle of Wight holidays each year.

He was responding to comments made in jest by Harry Potter actress Emma Thompson, who joked that Scottish and Irish people would be shot if they travelled to the island.

Mr Pugh told the Isle of Wight County Press that Thompson was evidently trying to raise a laugh from the audience at the chat show on which she was being interviewed, adding that her comments were "outlandish" and "ridiculous".

He then invited the Nanny McPhee star to book an Isle of Wight holiday and check the island out for herself.

"Should she wish to experience the reality of the Isle of Wight first hand, we would be happy to host a visit for her," he said.

Posted by Adam Pearson ADNFCR-3083-ID-800030557-ADNFCR

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