PEVENSEY farm owner Sheikh Abid-Gulzar appeared on Channel 5’s ‘The Hotel Inspector’ TV programme.
Mr Gulzar - who owns land along Wartling Road in Pevensey - locked horns with TV celebrity Alex Polizzi at his hotel on August 2.
He owns four hotels along Eastbourne seafront - along with farms at Pevensey and Dallington - and it was the Mansion Lions which entered the national spotlight after it was named 41st out of 41 hotels in the town on the Trip Advisor website.
Alex and her team filmed for eight days in a bid to improve customer service and decor at the three-star venue. She claimed the steady stream of coach tours were being badly served by a diet of unimaginative food and entertainment, and pleaded with Mr Gulzar to drop any plans he had of going for four-star rating - settling in the end for trying to make the Mansion the best three-star hotel in Eastbourne.
Up to two million people tuned in to watch the programme.