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The Hotel: Torquay's Grosvenor Hotel is a TV hit all over again

By GuyHenderson  |  Posted: January 10, 2013

Alison Pennell, Mark Jenkins and Christian Scott-Lee

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TORQUAY hotelier Mark Jenkins is a TV star once more.

The third series of Channel 4's behind-the-scenes documentary The Hotel is soaring up the ratings.

Cameras have been given unrestricted access to the Grosvenor Hotel in Torquay, capturing the antics of staff and guests, with the accent on the eccentric.

An added twist in the current series is the purchase of the Grosvenor by Keith Richardson of The Grand, a story which first appeared in the Herald Express and thisissouthdevon last October but is still unfolding on-screen.

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The show is a constant topic on social media sites. Here are some of the latest comments, ranging from anonymous viewers to TV sports pundit Jake Humphrey and Mark Jenkins himself.

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  • bev1963  |  February 04 2013, 11:19AM

    A great series, just wont be the same without mark. what a lovely man

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  • Wayne_Kerr  |  January 13 2013, 6:39PM

    Exactly what "ratings" is it "soaring up then, Herald Express??

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  • tremarco  |  January 13 2013, 12:57PM


  • tremarco  |  January 13 2013, 12:55PM

    i think liam bennett of the grand should be employer of the month as he does a good job of cleaning mr richardsons helicopter well done liam

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  • TheInsider1  |  January 13 2013, 9:23AM

    Does anyone watch this?

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  • realityzone  |  January 12 2013, 9:44AM

    According to someone on Trip Advisor who has stayed at the Hotel recently, the terrible three have now gone as Keith Richardson installs his own people to try and bring it up to standard. It may be that in later episodes in the present series they will get the push publicly, worth watching for that possibility alone.

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  • Ned_Fl4nders  |  January 11 2013, 8:26AM

    Christian has more makeup this series, unless he moves he looks like a madame tusauds model.

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  • SmartyC  |  January 10 2013, 3:51PM

    Christian is "more subdued"!!? Crikey!

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  • gettingangry  |  January 10 2013, 10:59AM

    This second series lacks any of the charm the first may have had, the cast are far more conscious of the cameras with Mark jenkins hamming it up dreadfully, christian, conscious that he looked a complete idiot last series far more subdued and the shouty receptionist louder and more vaccuous than ever.

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  • SmartyC  |  January 09 2013, 1:44PM

    I've been sucked into watching this, proper "car crash TV", you can't not look! The most astounding part is how someone with zero managerial talent or skill ended up with three hotels! No wonder the country is in such a mess if the banks were funding this level of incompetence.

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      Torquay's Grosvenor Hotel is famous once more as a new series of Channel 4's The Hotel begins, but is the show good for Torbay?