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TV host Dermot O'Leary closes Fishy Fishy Brighton restaurant

07 January 2016 by
TV host Dermot O'Leary closes Fishy Fishy Brighton restaurant

TV and radio presenter Dermot O'Leary's Fishy Fishy restaurant in Brighton has closed after seven years.

The closure of the venue earlier this week comes nearly three years after the shut-down in 2013 of the Fishy Fishy restaurant in Poole.

Staff were informed of the decision to close the Brighton restaurant on Monday this week, and around 12-15 people are thought to be out of work as a result, according to the Brighton Argus.

O'Leary opened Fishy Fishy with James Ginzler and Paul Shovlin in Brighton seven years ago, and a Poole outpost followed. However, the Poole restaurant was the first to close, with Ginzler blaming a lack of customers, particularly in the low season.

In a statement about the Brighton closure, O'Leary said: "After seven years Fishy Fishy is moving on from our 36 East Street location. We would like to thank all of our customers, staff and the good people of Brighton for their loyalty and support. Future plans are currently in discussion."

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