Fylde hotel couple in TV spotlight on Four In A Bed

A Fylde hotelier is in the national TV spotlight tonight.

Wednesday, 8th July 2020, 12:30 pm
Andrew and Qidi Whitaker. Picture: Channel 4

Andrew Whitaker, who owns the Mode hotels in Lytham and St Annes, is joined by wife Qidi on Channel 4’s Four In A Bed, which is broadcast daily at 5pm.

The Whitakers and three other hotels owners compete on the basis of value for money as each stays at the others’ properties in turn and whether Andrew and Qidi have been successful will be announced in the final episode of the week on Friday.

They are up against accommodation owners from Chorlton, Manchester; Whitbourne, near Worcester and Thornton Curtis, Lincolnshire and the Fylde footage, based on the Mode in Lytham, is broadcast this evening after being filmed last September.

“It was great fun,” said Fylde-born Andrew, who opened the Lytham hotel last year.

He has owned the Mode, St Annes since 2015, having previously worked in hotel management all over the world.

“It was originally due to be broadcast in March but put back because of lockdown,” he added.

“We were delighted to take part and make the most of the opportunity to promote Lytham and St Annes on national TV.

"Whatever the outcome of the competition, it’s a good chance to highlight the area.”

It’s not the first time the couple have competed on TV. Two years ago, they and daughter Jasmyn were on BBC’s Family Cooking Showdown.