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Special guests revealed for Chorley's big switch on

Josh Charnley - Challenge Cup

6 November 2023

Chorley Council have revealed who will be lighting up Chorley at this year's event on Sunday 19 November.

Challenge Cup Winning, Leigh Leopards Rugby League star Josh Charnley will be doing the honours of turning the Christmas lights on for Chorley this year.

Josh has played for various clubs in the region and is the third highest try scorer in Super League history, winning many trophies including, most recently with Leigh Leopards, the Challenge Cup which he'll be bringing with him to Chorley Lights Switch On event. Josh has been granted a 12 month testimonial for 2024, marking an outstanding career.

Visitors will have the opportunity to meet and greet the rugby league star with the Challenge Cup before he turns the lights on - further details to follow.

Before the big switch on, there'll be a fantastic line-up of entertainment on the Market Street stage has also been announced.

Deputy Leader of Chorley Council, Councillor Peter Wilson said "We are delighted to be welcoming Chorley-born and raised, rugby league star, Josh Charnley, to turn on the Christmas lights to kick start the festivities and even better, those attending the event will be able to meet Josh here in Chorley where his rugby league journey began.

"The event is very popular each year with the fabulous entertainment on the main stage, plus the Totally Locally Chorley Christmas Market in the town centre on the same day, there's something for everyone. Come down and enjoy the day!"

Entertainment on the Market Street stage will begin at 1pm with performances from Sambafriq, Just Giorge, Robbie Williams Tribute - Dean Betton (as seen on Britain's Got Talent), Inspire Youth Zone, Danny Bretherton and Will Edgar (who have performed on The Voice Kids).

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Also, in Chorley town centre on the same day will be the popular Totally Locally Chorley Christmas Market starting at 10am, with a range of stalls and activities. For more information about Totally Locally Chorley and the Christmas Market, please visit:

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