Legend to unveil latest attraction

Ken Dodd
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BLACKPOOL’s newest attraction will be launched by a comedy legend later this month.

The Comedy Carpet, on the headland outside the Tower, will be unveiled to the public on Monday, by resort favourite Ken Dodd.

The artwork, by sculpture Gordon Young, is a celebration of comedy on a massive scale with the catchphrases of more than 800 comics emblazoned on a huge slab of Promenade more than 2,000 sq metres.

The granite and concrete creation is one of the biggest works of public art ever commissioned in the UK.

It will be launched at around 1pm in a seafront ceremony.