Switch-On 2017 LIVE BLOG RECAP: Film star's shock appearance, Louisa Johnson illness, Issy Simpson's bombshell, and Diversity interview

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Our live blog of the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On 2017 has come to an end.

A Star Trek link up was be the inter-galactic climax to the ceremony, which kicked off at 4.30pm on the Tower Festival Headland with a showcase of talent.

Recap our live coverage below, or read these related stories:

Star Trek and Harry Potter star Jason Isaacs helps Diversity turn on the Illuminations after top intergalactic effort

Blackpool's Issy Simpson drops a bombshell announcement in surprise appearance

Diversity's Ashley Banjo: 'There's a lot of pressure!'