RECOMMENDING a restaurant to friends can help a business out.
But TV chat show king Jonathan Ross went one step further and told his 1.9m Twitter followers South Shore eaterie Blue Diamond, on Highfield Road, had served him the, “best Indian meal ever!”
Jonathan, in Blackpool for a four-day ‘staycation’ with his family, told his followers: “Just had best Indian meal ever! At the Blue Diamond. Awesome food, great service!”
And as he spent a day on the Pleasure Beach, he sang the resort’s praises and told The Gazette: “We’ve been a few times before and we love the Pleasure Beach.
“We like coming up North.
“Blackpool has great attractions and rides – it’s got the best in the world.
“We were going to have a break in the States where we have a place, but it’s nice to spend money at home. It’s nice to be somewhere with friendly people and you can speak the language.
“We’ll be going up The Tower but I’m not sure I fancy the glass floor. And we had a curry last night that was excellent.”
Delighted Blue Diamond owner Trevor Hunt said: “He wasn’t Mr Showbiz, just very normal and his family enjoyed the meal.
“He wouldn’t stop talking about it and told me he’d put it on Twitter.”
Claire Smith (inset) of StayBlackpool said: “The fact he’s Tweeting to almost two million followers is great.
“He’s a huge celebrity and a cool guy – and that helps change people’s perceptions of the town for the better.”