Banksy confirms he is behind 'Great British Spraycation' street art in Norfolk and Suffolk towns

  • Watch our report from Graham Lewis

Secretive artist Banksy has confirmed that he is the man behind the street art that has appeared in towns along the east coast.

Speculation had been rife all week after the artwork started popping up in Great Yarmouth, Gorleston, Lowestoft, Cromer and Oulton Broad among other places.

Those rumours have now been proved correct after the artist broke his silence on Friday afternoon to post a video on his Instagram page confirming the work to be his.

  • Watch Banksy's reveal video (Pictures from Banksy/Instagram)

The first of the murals, which showed a couple appearing to dance on a bus shelter, popped up in Great Yarmouth last Friday.

At first, people speculated that the pieces could be linked to the area's City of Culture 2025 bid.

However, all finally became clear on Friday afternoon when Banksy shared a video called "A Great British Spraycation", showing him travelling to each site in a campervan.

The Banksy artwork in Cromer. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Banksy's 'Great British Spraycation' paintings

  • A pair of dancers on a house on Admiralty Road, Great Yarmouth

  • A group of crabs holding a sign which reads 'luxury rentals only' in Cromer

  • His name sprayed on to a house at the Merrivale Model Village in Great Yarmouth

  • A teddy picker claw hanging over a bench in Gorleston

  • A boy making a sand castle on Regent Road, Lowestoft

  • A seagull hovering above a skip on Denmark Road, Lowestoft

  • A group of children in a boat in Nicholas Everitt Park, Lowestoft

  • A rat drinking a cocktail on North Beach, Lowestoft

  • A statue in King's Lynn with an ice cream and pink tongue

A rat drinking a cocktail in Lowestoft. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The news that the artwork is indeed genuine has been met with much excitement, including at East Suffolk Council who described it as "incredible."

“This is incredible news and we are beyond excited that all the recent artworks have been confirmed to be by Banksy, one of the world’s greatest artists," a spokesperson said.

"This is a real boost for Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and East Suffolk and we are thrilled Banksy has chosen our area for his Great British Spraycation.”

A protective screen was placed over his 'grabber' piece in Gorleston on Saturday (14 August), the day after it was confirmed to be a Banksy.