York Press Reports, HOLLYWOOD celebrity David Gest has revealed that he loves York so much he wants to live here.

He also told The Press that members of the Jackson family would soon discover the delights of the city as well, because they would be coming to stay as his guest.

David, who was a close friend of Michael Jackson and recently launched a new documentary film about the late pop legend Michael Jackson – The Life Of An Icon, has regularly been seen in York in recent weeks, sparking speculation that he might be seeking to live here.

Speaking after enjoying a meal of fish and chips at Drakes Fisheries in Low Petergate – and then going behind the counter to serve a few startled customers – he confirmed he was looking to buy a home in York.

He said: “I love this city very much. I have always thought York is a little place of heaven. I love the old cobbles and the fudge shops.”

Asked whether living in York might make his work in London and America difficult, he said it was quite possible to commute.

He added that he had friends living in the area, including Blackburn Rovers and former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson.

David, who starred in ITV’s hit reality show I’m a Celebrity in 2006 and is the former husband of Hollywood film star Liza Minelli, said he had just come back from filming in Scotland for a BBC and Sky programme about the poet Robbie Burns.