Work is going on behind the scenes to secure a switch-on star for this year’s Illuminations and to bring events including Strictly Come Dancing back to the Blackpool, councillors have been told.
The Town Crier’s competition has already been re-secured for July 19 after an absence of a few years.
Blackpool Council deputy leader Coun Fred Jackson told a meeting of the full council: “We are hoping to tell you some good news very soon.
“I believe lots of things are going on behind the scenes.
“The council is always trying to get these events to Blackpool. We are trying again for Strictly Come Dancing.”
He was responding to comments by Tory councillor Maxine Callow who said: “After last year’s switch-on we won’t be able to attract any big stars to switch on the lights without a fee, or a line-up without a fee.”