Peter Kay switches on Blackpool illuminations

Peter Kay switches on Blackpool illuminations

Peter Kay switches on the Blackpool illuminations. Picture from BBC North West Tonight.

Union J on stage at the Blackpool illuminations switch-on event.

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Peter Kay switched on Blackpool illuminations in front of thousands and declared it 'an honour'.

The Bolton comedian said: "It really is an honour - I have been coming to Blackpool all my life and I was here a few weeks ago with my kids.

"I remember eating fish and chips with my nan and grandad."

Peter flicked the switch as the finale to a show featuring performances from X Factor winners Little Mix, Union J, Pixie Lott and rock band Texas.

He said: "I feel a bit of a fraud. This isn't the real switch... there's a bloke called Asif from Blackpool Council round the corner and he's turning the lights on really."

Peter also announced that he would be performing a show at the town's Opera House for a women's refuge charity and tickets would be on sale next week.

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9:12am Sat 30 Aug 14

Darrennz says...

Asif round the corner, what's all that about?
Asif round the corner, what's all that about? Darrennz
  • Score: -2

12:58pm Sat 30 Aug 14

LoveBolton says...

Did you not know not most of the shops are owned by Asians in Blackpool. The English community dont want to work the long hours that are needed to keep it going. The pleasure beach as well as the most of the shops are run by foreigners. And yes Blackpool has s beautiful mosque as well.
Did you not know not most of the shops are owned by Asians in Blackpool. The English community dont want to work the long hours that are needed to keep it going. The pleasure beach as well as the most of the shops are run by foreigners. And yes Blackpool has s beautiful mosque as well. LoveBolton
  • Score: -7

6:39pm Sat 30 Aug 14

the hand says...

LoveBolton wrote:
Did you not know not most of the shops are owned by Asians in Blackpool. The English community dont want to work the long hours that are needed to keep it going. The pleasure beach as well as the most of the shops are run by foreigners. And yes Blackpool has s beautiful mosque as well.
Yeah the article is about Peter Kay switching on blackpool lights and you bring up mosques what the fxxx is wrong with you people can't you go one day or one article without being racist or bringing shxx comments on here
[quote][p][bold]LoveBolton[/bold] wrote: Did you not know not most of the shops are owned by Asians in Blackpool. The English community dont want to work the long hours that are needed to keep it going. The pleasure beach as well as the most of the shops are run by foreigners. And yes Blackpool has s beautiful mosque as well.[/p][/quote]Yeah the article is about Peter Kay switching on blackpool lights and you bring up mosques what the fxxx is wrong with you people can't you go one day or one article without being racist or bringing shxx comments on here the hand
  • Score: 8

10:39pm Sat 30 Aug 14

united99 says...

Getting boring now -asif is a close school friend of his who he keeps in touch with.....it was tongue in cheek
Getting boring now -asif is a close school friend of his who he keeps in touch with.....it was tongue in cheek united99
  • Score: 1

10:12pm Mon 1 Sep 14

johnnykilroy4 says...

Boring !!! Ding Dong Do !!!!
Boring !!! Ding Dong Do !!!! johnnykilroy4
  • Score: -3

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