Jacksons' Devon move
- Bang Showbiz
- 13 March 2008
The Jackson family are moving to Devon.
The musical clan, which includes eccentric pop superstar Michael, want a hideaway in the English countryside and have settled on the quaint town of Barnstaple, in the South West of England.
Tito, who is a judge on BBC 1 talent show 'Just The Two Of Us', spent last weekend house-hunting in the area and has already placed offers on two properties.
He said: "My family love North Devon and the wonderful countryside and friendly people, I'm really looking forward to buying a home here. Michael likes it here too, as no one bothers him.
"I am looking forward to living in Barnstaple and I hope the Barnstaple public will respect our family's privacy."
Tito's long-time friend, bodyguard Matt Fiddes, who has been helping him look for a new family retreat, told the North Devon Gazette newspaper: "I'm over-the-moon that he is looking for a home near me in North Devon and that the Jacksons will be heading this way a lot more often. It's definitely going to happen.
"Tito spoke with Michael on the phone the other night and all the family are certain that this is the area where they want to find a UK family hideaway."
Besides Michael, Tito, 54, has four other brothers, Jermaine, Jackie, Marlon and Randy, and two sisters, Janet and La Toya.
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