Star Jake to light the town

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Former X Factor contestant and I’m a Celebrity runner up Jake Quickenden will be adding some stardust to the Skegness Illuminations switch-on.

Jake is special guest for the showpiece event on Saturday, August 8.

The singer and TV star will be flicking the switch at the end of a fun-filled day for all the family.

Children’s entertainment is taking place at Compass Gardens from 1-6pm with performances from Lisa Jay Dance School including Beauty & The Beast and Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, marking the 150th anniversary of the much-loved children’s story .

The action moves to the Tower Esplanade stage from 6pm, with Jake joined by street dancing competition winners for the light switch on at 10pm followed by a spectacular firework display.

The illuminations are being provided by the company that supplies Blackpool and some of Britain’s most popular theme parks.

The switch on is being organised for the first time by the Skegness Partnership, which has taken over responsibility for the event from the Skegness East Coast and Wolds Hospitality Association. A special walk through light feature is being created in Compass Gardens with new panels illuminating the seafront.