Olympians switch on Blackpool lights


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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