The former face of Vision Cruise has joined The Travel Village and will help the Blackpool-based agency launch its first TV channel.

Managing director Phil Nuttall said John Cooper, who left his role as brand director at Merseyside agency Vision Cruise last month, will front The Travel Village’s channel on December 1.

Nuttall said: “Travel Village TV will launch on December 1 but there are a lot of things to talk about before then.

“This is really exciting for us and the industry. We are really excited to be working together. He is really talented.”

On Tuesday (October 1), Cooper announced the move on social media by tweeting: “Well here I am – the new adventure begins as I join the team at Travel Village/Cruise Village in Blackpool.

“Working with some lovely people, and lots of exciting projects. I will keep you updated as we go…Let’s carry on cruising!”

Nuttall, who has known Cooper for 30 years, said no decision had been made over whether a new team would be recruited to support the project.

He also added that Travel Village TV would appear on Sky but said no specific channel or air time had yet been agreed with the broadcaster.

“I have got people in my business already who do a great job,” added Nuttall. “I just steer the ship.

“This [project] will expand the business and put us in front of a new audience.”