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The Hoff drops in to Bath Christmas Market

Bath's famous Christmas market had a famous visitor on its first day of opening.

None other than David Hasselhof of Baywatch and Knight Rider fame had a look round the German-style chalets yesterday, 26 November. You'd be forgiven for not spotting him though - it appears he went in disguise.

The Hoff was less clandestine when he went for lunch at a local restaurant. He didn't stay in the city though. He had to head for Scotland for his latest role - that of the Hook in Peter Pan in Glasgow.


Christmas cheer at the Bath Christmas Market

For many in Bath, the festive season doesn't really start until the Christmas Market opens.

Last year the market brought in an estimated £36m of revenue across the city.

Rob Murphy has been exploring:

Bath brought to a standstill on one of its busiest days

The lorry got stuck on the bend of Milsom Street Credit: Lizzie Heffer

An articulated lorry has become stuck in the centre of Bath.

The huge vehicle was unable to turn a corner at the bottom of Milsom Street causing long delays and traffic jams on the surrounding roads.

It comes on one of Bath's busiest days as the annual Christmas Market gets underway in the city centre.

The lorry has now been moved onto a side street where it remains stranded.

It's a busy day in Bath - let alone with stuck lorries Credit: Lizzie Heffer
Traffic backing up Milsom Street behind the lorry Credit: Lizzie Heffer
The lorry was moved to Quiet Street but remained stranded Credit: Lizzie Heffer


Bath's Christmas market brings in more than £20m

Organisers say the Christmas market has been a huge success Credit: ITV News West Country

Organisers of this year's Christmas Market in Bath say it's helped attract more than 370,000 visitors, bringing more than £20m of business to the city.

The market closed yesterday after 18 days. It caused major traffic problems, but brought a huge boost to small traders.

Tavistock heads back in time for Christmas

Tavistock holds a Dickensiam evening Credit: ITV Westcountry

Many towns in the west country are getting in the Christmas spirit. Tavistock is heading back in time for its annual Dickensian evening tonight. Shopkeepers dress up in period costume and mulled wine and mistletoe and roast chestnuts flow freely.

Around 12 thousand people are expected to turn up for the festivities, which coincide with the switching on of the Christmas lights.