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Southport to host Mr World Grand Final
Southport has been confirmed as the destination for the 2016 Mr World Final, beating off stiff competition from the UK and abroad.
Taking place in July, the event will see competitors from over 40 countries descending on the resort for 10 days. Finalists will include national title holders from as far afield as Australia, Japan, Argentina and Ukraine.
Challengers will take part in five heats during the competition, including the extreme challenge, sports challenge, style and fashion and, of course, the talent round.
Mark Catherall, Head of Tourism at Sefton Council, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Southport has been chosen as the host destination for the Mr World 2016 Grand Final.
“The resort is used to hosting major events and has enjoyed massive investment into its facilities and infrastructure over recent years. Partnership work with the private sector will continue as we prepare to host this prestigious competition.
“We look forward to greeting finalists from every corner of the globe and we can assure each and every one of them a warm and friendly welcome.”
Mr World finalists will arrive at The Prince of Wales Hotel, Southport on Sunday, July 10 and the event will take place in the Southport Theatre and Convention Centre on Tuesday, July 19.
The announcement follows closely on the heels of Southport being chosen as the location for the Miss England Grand Final which also takes place in July.
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