Blackpool zookeeper's big surprise to be shown on TV tonight

The moment a Blackpool Zoo keeper was given a surprise makeover at his live-in garden will be shown on TV tonight.

Wednesday, 16th August 2017, 3:11 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:28 pm
Alan Titchmarsh withBlackpool Zoo keeper Johnpaul Houston and his son Nathaniel (Pic: ITV)
Alan Titchmarsh withBlackpool Zoo keeper Johnpaul Houston and his son Nathaniel (Pic: ITV)

Assistant head keeper Johnpaul Houston's hard work and dedicated was repaid by Alan Titchmarsh and the rest of the team from Love Your Garden, who created a private retreat for him to share with the other keepers.

ITV viewers tuning in at 8pm will see the team turn an uninspiring scruffy piece of grass next to the car park into an area filled with animal and wildlife-friendly ideas.

Come back to The Gazette's website at 9pm to hear from Johnpaul, and to see pictures of the amazing transformation.

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David Domoney helping to build the new garden (Pic: ITV)
David Domoney helping to build the new garden (Pic: ITV)