Remembering the stars who came out to help get Hartlepool in the Christmas spirit

We've welcomed a fair share of stars to the area to switch on the Christmas lights over the years.

Friday, 7th December 2018, 11:16 am
Updated Friday, 7th December 2018, 11:20 am
It was Chico time in 2006 when he switched on the lights at the Castle Dene Centre in Peterlee.

So here’s a reminder of some of the celebrities who have graced the festive stages and brought the crowds out.

The most recent of our line-up is Joey Essex who got the Hartlepool lights switch-on task in 2015.

Jeff Hordley got the crowd in the Christmas spirit when he performed the Hartlepool lights switch-on in 2004.

Another town favourite was Jeff Hordley who got the crowd into the festive mood when he was the guest of honour in 2004.

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In 2006, Chico wowed the audience at the Peterlee lights ceremony and a year later, the Cheeky Girls performed the job.

There’s been many more besides such as X Factor stars, celebrities from the Gladiator TV show, and soap actors galore.

Who was your favourite? Email chris.cordner@jpimedia.co.uk.

The Cheeky Girls were the special visitors to Peterlee in 2007 and they got a huge crowd for their lights switch-on. CATCHLINE HM4807CHEEKYGIRLS
Joey Essex and the Leader of Hartlepool Council Coun. Christopher Akers-Belcher at the lights switch-on.