TOWIE star Mick Norcross shows off the dilapidated hotel he plans to renovate with son Kirk


Up for a challenge TOWIE star Mick Norcross shows off the dilapidated hotel he plans to renovate with son Kirk

Up for the challenge: TOWIE star Mick Norcross stands on the overgrown steps of The Grand hotel in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex

Up for the challenge: TOWIE star Mick Norcross stands on the overgrown steps of The Grand hotel in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex

All quiet: The stage and dancefloor looks in need of a drastic makeover

All quiet: The stage and dancefloor looks in need of a drastic makeover

It looks like last orders were called quite some time ago: The Grand Hotel went into administration three years ago

It looks like last orders were called quite some time ago: The Grand Hotel went into administration three years ago

Historic: The Grand hotel has stood in Leigh-On-Sea since Victorian times and played host to Laurel and Hardy

Historic: The Grand hotel has stood in Leigh-On-Sea since Victorian times and played host to Laurel and Hardy

The way it was: The Grand hotel in 2007 - a year before it closed down

The way it was: The Grand hotel in 2007 – a year before it closed down