Sunday, February 24, 2008

Clubbing Scene

with Roger Oldtwat

Thanet's top new venue, Club ECR, has been oversubscribed less than 24 hours after it opened.

Looking fit and relaxed, the exclusive club's reclusive owner Richard Eastcliff, 29, told the Gazunder: 'I'm amazed! Blogger only allows a maximum of 100 invited readers, and we reached that target within hours. Everyone's enjoying the laid back atmosphere and the freedom to indulge in witty banter to their heart's content!'

Mr Eastcliff is now considering opening a chain of Club ECRs right across the south east to cope with demand. 'We have strict membership rules and the bouncers deal with any unwelcome intruders,' he added. 'We've had no trouble with our private members. It's a winning formula!'

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Top Thanet Blog Now 'Members Only'

by Isle of Thanet Gazunder Showbiz Editor Gloria Stitts

Richard Eastcliff, the isle's most popular millionaire showbiz celebrity, has transformed his website into a swish private members club. Entry is now strictly by invitation only.

'I wanted to keep out the riff-raff,' he told the Gazunder. 'I was being swamped with customers, many of whom would just buy a packet of crisps and then hang around all day. This way I can be more selective about who I let in.'

The former TV Times Personality of the Year has given the blog a £1m makeover, with luxurious new facilities such as a faux-fur-lined chat room and chill-out areas with expensive leather seating. He added: 'There's definitely a place in Thanet for an upmarket club where people can relax and admire my jottings without feeling intimidated or nervous about the kind of company they're keeping.'

Richard Eastcliff is 29.