Little Rooney’s Blackpool’s biggest fan

Coleen and Kai Rooney at Blackpool Zoo
Coleen and Kai Rooney at Blackpool Zoo
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FANCY a job as the new face of Blackpool?

For the second time in a month WAG Coleen Rooney has sung the resort’s praises to thousands of her fans on social networking site Twitter.

Kai Rooney at Blackpool Zoo

Kai Rooney at Blackpool Zoo

Fresh from the family’s visit to Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Coleen and her young son Kai have been pictured getting up close and personal with some of Blackpool Zoo’s tallest residents.

The doting mum – wife of Manchester United and England star Wayne – was quick to let everyone know they had a “great day” after Saturday’s trip.

She tweeted: “Kai loved it, especially the sealions and giraffes.”

And there was special treatment for the famous tot, who got to meet his favourite animals face to face.

Jude Rothwell, the zoo’s marketing manager, said: “A couple of our keepers recognised Coleen and offered to let them meet the sealions and giraffes to make it extra special. Coleen was very focused on making sure Kai had a lovely day.”

The zoo is getting used to welcoming famous faces – Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and his family visited last week. He told his million Twitter followers: “Today with my family we visit Blackpool Zoo! Very nice!”.

Coun Graham Cain, Blackpool Council’s cabinet member for tourism, said: “I’m really pleased both families have enjoyed their visits here. The fact they publicise Blackpool through Twitter is brilliant publicity for the town.”