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The stars come out for Blackburn’s Christmas Lights Switch On

5th October 2015

Categories: Town Centre News

The Blackburn BID (Business Improvement District) has announced the date for this year’s Christmas Lights Switch On as Thursday 19th November and a line-up of stars will be there to tempt all the family to the town centre for the party of the year.  

Pop star and talent show judge, Alesha Dixon will headline a 2 hour show presented by The Bee radio and compered by Ted Robbins (Phoenix Nights, The Slammer and Coronation Street).  The artist is well known as a competitor and judge on peak time Saturday night shows, Strictly Come Dancing and Britain’s Got Talent and is touring the UK with her new single, "Tallest Girl in the World".

Also performing will be X Factor’s Jake Quickenden, Britain’s Got Talent’s Henry Gallagher, and Ella Shaw from Langho with girl band, Tiger Heart.   

Special guests will include super bike champion and King of the Jungle, Carl Fogarty, soap star, Peter Gunn and Alex Bain who is well known for his portrayal of Simon Barlow on Coronation Street.    

Also appearing will be the children’s television show characters, Small & Tiny from the Clangers, who will be meeting and greeting families before the show in The Mall at 2pm and in Blackburn Market  Mall at 4pm. They’ll be at the light switch on too!

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