Gymnast Daniel Purvis was the first North West athlete to make it on to the podium in the London 2012 Olympics.
He helped Great Britain win a bronze, their first Olympic medal in the men's team gymnastics event in a century.
And his friends and family have put on a big party for his return to Crosby.
Team GB's Beth Tweddle will switch on this year's Blackpool Illuminations. The Bunbury gymnast won bronze on the uneven bars at the Olympics
Gary Barlow has been praised by fellow celebrities for honouring his commitment to perform at the Olympics Closing Ceremony.
They say what you don't know can't hurt you. Maybe that's why so many were sceptical when London was awarded the 'Greatest show on Earth.'