Remembering the stars who lit up Blackpool's Illuminations switch on

As the resort launches its season for 2022, we take a walk down memory lane to remember some of the famous names of stage, film, TV and music who have flicked the switch on Blackpool’s famous illuminations.

Last year Shirley Ballas from Strictly paid one of her regular trips to the resort to get the festivities started, but she was only the latest in a long line of famous figures to be honoured with the task. As we wait for 2022’s Switch On stars to be named, let’s remember those who got the Illuminations season off to a flying start.

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