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Lancashire’s 2016 Tourism Superstar and all round visitor ambassador. Leye runs VIVA Blackpool, a show and event venue on Blackpool’s famous promenade.

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LEYE D JOHNS TOURISM SUPERSTAR

Q. What do you love about living and

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working in Lancashire?

A. It never ceases to amaze me the amount of wonderful things there are to see and do across the whole of the county, there’s everything from beautiful beaches to glorious countryside. Blackpool has its own special buzz and I love seeing our customers coming in through the doors at VIVA, they have all come for our unique blend of entertainment, fun and razzamatazz, so whether they are young or not so young, we hope they all have an enjoyable night.

Q. When you’re not entertaining Blackpool visitors, where do you go to relax?

A. Ideally I like to be fed grapes whilst being fanned by palm leaves but failing that I love going for a walk along Blackpool Promenade. I always try to stop at the Comedy Carpet for a quick read and seeing all that entertainment history laid out like that makes me proud to carry on the traditions of so many big name stars.

Comedy Carpet

Q. What do you think are the top three things that visitors must do in Blackpool?

A. Well apart from our wonderful shows, the Pleasure Beach is an absolute must for thrills galore. If you are a grown up give Funny Girls a whirl, it’s a stunning venue and finally for a bit of traditional Blackpool, ride in one of the famous landaus through the shimmering Illuminations whilst eating some freshly made donuts, not that they ever pass my lips of course!

Q. Now that you’re the 2016 Lancashire Tourism Superstar – what’s next?

A. A BAFTA? An OSCAR? Or even a Jam-making certificate from the Lancashire Women’s Guild… but seriously, maybe I could fly the flag for Lancashire nationally.

You can see Leye and cast in action at VIVA Blackpool throughout the year. For more information go to visitlancashire.com

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