Blackpool's Illuminations: preparations for grand switch on

The resort will be celebrating 100 years of its world famous lights.
The resort will be celebrating 100 years of its world famous lights. Photo: Dave Thompson, Press Association Images

Final preparations are underway for the grand switch on tonight of Blackpool's Illuminations.

This year, the resort will be celebrating 100 years of its world famous lights.

Thousands of people are expected later for an evening of live entertainment and to witness six Olympic medal winners flick the switch.