Illuminations over the Promenade in Blackpool
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Olympians switch on Blackpool lights

1 September 2012 Last updated at 09:55 BST

Olympic medal winners had the honour of switching on Blackpool's famous Illuminations on Friday night, in front of a crowd of 20,000 people.

Sophie Hosking and Max Whitlock joined Karina Bryant, Beth Tweddle, Greg Rutherford and Luke Campbell to power up the lights, in the 100th year of the spectacle.

Dave Guest reports.

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