3rd September - 8th November 2010

Blackpool Illuminations 2010 Details

Switch on Celebrity

Who will switch on the 2010 Illuminations?

Alan Carr - Chatty Man Switch on Illuminations

The switch on star has been announced as Robbie Williams. Alesha Dixon is the first ofthis years performers to be made public. The switch on will, for the last time be in teh switch on arena behind the sea life centre. This year it will be by ticket only! Details on how to get the tickets will be published on Tuesday afternoon. Check back to find out how to enter the draw to win FREE tickets this afternoon. More details are yet to be announced for Blackpool Illuminations 2010. The 2010 Blackpool Illuminations will no doubt be more spectacular than ever. With the Blackpool Lights 2010 switch on due to take place in a newly built location on the promenade, it is truly something to look forward to. People attending the 2010 Blackpool Lights switch on show will, for the first time, actually be able to see the illuminations light up!

Each year Blackpool and BBC Radio 2 announce the name of the mystery celebrity who will be flicking the famous switch to mark the start of the 2010 Blackpool Illuminations.

So who will be switching on what will be a truly historic switch on?

In 2009 it was ´The Chatty Man´ Alan Carr who had the honour of switching on the resorts Illuminations. Alan also hosted his radio show from the top deck of one of Blackpools famous trams.

Since winning the BBC New Comedy Award for Stand Up in 2001 Alan has become one ofthe Hottest cemedians in the Britain. Alan co hosts Channel 4´s The Saturday Night Project, he also hosts hos own chat show Alan Carr´s Celebrity Ding Dong and recently we have seen him as the star of The Chatty Man

Alan has an afinity with Blackpool or as he calls it the Las Vegas of the North. His father was the manager of Blackpool ´ Football Club! It has been reported that he is soo excited to be pressing the Big Button to Turn On Blackpool Illuminations

The free concert during which the guest will throw the switch marks the start of Blackpool's Big Switch On Weekend. We hope that thousands of fans of the celebrity, and of Blackpool, will join us in the celebrations and that they stay to enjoy all the free events Blackpool will be hosting throughout the weekend and indeed during the Illuminations Season.