American TV star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays Mitchell Pritchett on the hit sitcom Modern Family, visited Austinmer on Tuesday catching up with friends and going to the beach.
Local Phil Hutton was at Austinmer beach with his children around 3pm when he spotted the celebrity on the promenade near the surf club. He said the Modern Family actor was very friendly, stopping to take photos with locals and have a chat. “He was nice. He shook my hand and said ‘Hi how are you going?,” Mr Hutton said.
Ferguson then walked up the cliff towards Kennedy’s Hill, to a nearby home where he was visiting friends. Photos of Ferguson and husband Justin Mikita enjoying lunch at the Austinmer home and at the beach were later posted on social media.