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Blackpool Illuminations: These are just some of the celebrities who have turned on the famous lights

From stars of the silver screen to the world’s greatest racehorse, Blackpool has welcomed a stellar cast list of household names to turn on the resort’s illuminations over the years.

Here we look back at some of stars who pushed the resort's most famous switch.

Chart toppers The Bee Gees in 1995

5. The Bee Gees

Chart toppers The Bee Gees in 1995
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Boyzone star Ronan Keating with Kirsty Howard in 2002

6. Ronan Keating

Boyzone star Ronan Keating with Kirsty Howard in 2002
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Singer Lisa Stansfield flicks the switch 1992

7. Lisa Stansfield

Singer Lisa Stansfield flicks the switch 1992
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Comic Stan Boardman and singer Dame Shirley Bassey stole the show in 1994

8. Stan Boardman and Dame Shirley Bassey

Comic Stan Boardman and singer Dame Shirley Bassey stole the show in 1994
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