TORBAY Council is in talks with the operators of the English Riviera Wheel (pictured above) to try to get it back to Torquay.
The English Riviera Observation Wheel left with a bang when its operators, Mellors Group, paid for a fireworks display for the town in December before it left for London.
After the success of its first season towering over the Pavilion and lighting up the town's night skies, tourism chiefs said they hoped it would be back — and included it in their promotional material for 2013.
Mayor of Torbay, Gordon Oliver, said he hoped the wheel would be back when he addressed a recent industry briefing.
A Torbay Council spokesman said: "We are very much hoping the Riviera Wheel will return to the Bay in 2013 and Torbay Council is currently in discussions with Mellors Group to hopefully make this happen."