Four switch on stars are wanted to turn on Barrow’s Christmas lights on Saturday, November 21.

Nominations will be opening soon as four people will be selected from each of the categories.

The categories have been split into community hero, care worker or NHS worker, keyworker and young person, who will then light up a different section of the town.

The event has been ran by Ultimate Events for five years, and Denis Horan, managing director, is delighted that Coronavirus restrictions will not stop the switch on.

He said: “We are in our fifth year of running the Christmas lights switch on, after we took over from Barrow Borough Council.

“It is all voluntary work, but we do it all for the children and the local talent in the area.

“It has been a hard year for the children, but at least we can do this for them because it is part of what makes Christmas so magical for them.

“We are a bit disappointed that we will not be able to do it outside with everyone because of Covid-19, but we are doing it online instead.”

This year’s event will be very different to previous years, as Covid-19 regulations have forced it take a virtual route.

Therefore, the switch on and entertainment from local talent will take place online.

Denis continued by explaining that the event has been massively helped by their partnership with the council, The Forum, CandoFM and BAE Systems.

In addition to the switch on, Denis also revealed the likes of Paris Corkill and Jack Hawitt will be performing at the event.