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.