Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom Parker 'move to Canary Islands' after £1.8m debt and flogging home | The Sun

GOGGLEBOX stars Steph and Dom Parker have finally sold their £5million country mansion – and relocated to the Canary Islands.

The popular telly couple slashed £250,000 from the asking price in the summer of 2021 after going months without a buyer.

They still made a healthy profit though, having bought the Grade I listed pile in Sandwich, Kent for £2.6million back in 2004.

They have since switched up their living arrangements and re-located to their holiday home in warmer climes.

Dom told the Mail: "Our lives have changed and moved on considerably and we are not in a position to move permanently back to Sandwich."

Previously, talking about their former home, he added: "It was like finding gold in a river. We just thought, 'Oh my God. We must have it."

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It appeared on Channel 4’s Four in a Bed, and the pair regularly filmed Gogglebox scenes there from 2013 to 2016.

The sale came when the couple's hotel business went belly-up.

Earlier this year accountants revealed the couple had been able to raise just £26,405 to pay creditors.

The Salutation shut its doors in January last year with dozens of workers sent home after it crashed with debts of £1.8million.

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A report by a firm of liquidators recently sent to Companies House revealed the hotel’s catering equipment, furniture company vehicles and stock has all been sold.

The document said £600 was raised from the sale of pot plants and £12,961 from the sale of furniture.

But much of the £26,405 raised will be swallowed up by accountant fees.

Debts include £1.4 million owed to “investors”, £88,000 to the taxman, £114,000 in staff wages and the rest owed to dozens of creditors for supplying food, drink and services to the hotel.

The place was later leased to John and Dorothy Fothergill by the Parkers but they couldn’t make it pay as a hotel.

Dom said of the closure last year: "We are sorry to confirm that The Salutation Hotel Ltd, which has been managing The Salutation, has indeed become insolvent.

 "We are in discussions with other interested parties and we aim to have the hotel back up and running very soon, under new management.''

 But the couple later decided to put the property up for sale.

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Its restaurant was run by Michelin-starred chef Shane Hughes while the gardening team won gold at the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show.

Many guests booked in just so they could be close to booze-loving Dom and Steph – and the couple often stayed up all night drinking with customers when they were at the helm.

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