‘I love the people of Portishead’ - Frasier star Kelsey Grammer explains house purchase in coastal town

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Six-time Emmy winner and star of the 90s sitcom, Frasier, Kelsey Grammar has confirmed he has bought a house in Portishead and that he loves the locals.

The American actor will bring Portishead’s tally of residents with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to one after telling BBC Radio Bristol today (January 18) he and his wife, Kayte, have purchased a ‘little place’ in the area. Katye’s father, Alan Walsh played for Bristol City before becoming a coach for Bristol Rovers.

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Speaking about the area, Grammar said: “I love the people in Portishead, and I love my time there. It’s a good spot - we’ve actually bought a house there. We bought a little place we’re going to be working on.

“We won’t be taking up residence for a while, but yeah we’re pretty excited about it. We have a little view of Wales from the channel there, it’s really nice.”

The sixty-seven-year-old actor has been spotted around Portishead, notably at its open air lido, a handful of times over the years visiting Kayte’s family before recently being pictured enjoying a curry. He told a BBC presenter his wife was a “big aficionado of Indian curries.”

He added: “I frankly just go for the poppadom and the little relish tray that comes out in the beginning. We go into Bristol a bit, we’ve been to San Carlo, the restaurant there.

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“We’re actually in the business at this point of making a shopping show, for we think maybe Channel 4, that’s going to check out the gastronomy of the provinces of England rather than just London. So we’re working on that right now.”

The actor also confirmed recent rumours of a planned reunion show, saying that rehearsals for the new episodes were expected to start ‘in a few weeks’.

“That is true, we have the magnificent Nicholas Lyndhurst joining the cast,” he said.

“I just adore him, he’s one of the funniest people I’ve ever worked with. He’s a very very gifted man. There is a new Fraiser, we’re going to start rehearsals in the next few weeks. He’s playing an old friend, that’s the best version I can tell you right now.

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“The only rumours I’ve heard [about the show’s release] is maybe the first week of July - but that’s up to people who programme honestly. I’d like to see it start a little earlier honestly, because there’s such excitement about it, but they know what they’re doing.”

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