Ollie's the Octopus predicts Pool win

BLACKPOOL'S Ollie the Octopus is taking over his family's telepathic tradition after his famous cousin Paul died.

Paul shot to fame during this Summer's World Cup due to his psychic skills, which saw him predict the result of eight out of eight World Cup games correctly.

Now Ollie is set to turn Premier League predictor and bosses at the Sea Life Centre are encouraging football fans to use their team's away fixture at Bloomfield Road to pay him a visit.

He will be performing live predictions ahead of every Blackpool home game and uses his tentacles to point to a specific team's crest on a box of food.

Ollie was named after Blackpool FC manager Ian Holloway's nickname.

Helen France, executive director of places at Blackpool Council, said: "Ollie is a popular figure at Sea Life and we're all keen to share his talents."

This week, Ollie predicted a Blackpool win over Aston Villa in tonight's game at Villa Park.

He has also tipped the Seasiders to take three points from West Ham during the team's visit to the capital on Saturday.