Cousin of Paul the psychic octopus gets gig in Blackpool

Posted by - November 12, 2010 - Adverts and Commercial, Blackpool, Oddballs

Just when you thought you’d seen the back of magic molluscs

The cousin of late octopus oracle Paul has got a job predicting the results of Blackpool’s matches. Ollie the octopus, who was born in the same tank as his cousin, has got a new job at Sea Life Blackpool.

Ollie will be attempting to follow Paul into the family business by predicting the outcome of the Seasiders’ matches every weekend. But he was also be venturing into other fields (or should that be tanks) of entertainment, including picking Danni Minogue as the judge whose act will win the X Factor and choosing the top-selling Christmas toys.

It’s looking like Paul might have got all the family’s predictive genes though. Ollie went for an away win for Blackpool at Aston Villa ahead of Wednesday’s match. He also reckons they will beat West Ham tomorrow.