Ellon couple’s ‘paradise’ in the sun

Phil and Liz Burn with A Place in the Sun presenter Jasmine Harman
Phil and Liz Burn with A Place in the Sun presenter Jasmine Harman

An ELLON couple are preparing to move into a dream home in France after making their choice on a popular television programme.

Phil and Liz Burn appeared on Channel 4’s A Place in the Sun - Home or Away - last Friday.

They attended a Channel 4 roadshow in Birmingham more a year ago and successfully auditioned for the show.

The home location was Northumberland - the couple are from the Newcastle area - and the away choice for buying was in the south-west of France, where they had visited earlier this year.

Phil, an offshore worker, and Liz live in Berefold on the outskirts of Ellon, and previously stayed in Peterhead for 20 years.

Liz, a mother-of-six, said: “We had been over to France a few times and there was too much to choose from.

“We needed the expertise to help us decide and we opted for a place called Perigueux, which ticks all the boxes for us. The programme‘s presenters, Jasmine Harman and Luke Doonan, and the whole crew were absolutely fantastic. We were filming from eight in the morning till eight at night.”

The couple, who will take their youngest son and Phil’s parents with them, hope to move to their new home early in the New Year. The timing will depend on Phil’s father, who has been experiencing poor health.