Marlow’s Christmas lights to be switched on by…. Ross Kemp!

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Actor, author and investigative journalist Ross Kemp will climb to the top of the double-decker bus in Marlow High Street this year to switch on the town’s stunning display of Christmas lights.

The Switch On and Shop event takes place on Thursday, 21st November. ‘Snow’ will be falling in the High Street as people gather to listen to carols and festive music around the bus, which will be stationed outside the Chequers pub as usual.

Ross rose to prominence in the role of Grant Mitchell in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. Since 2004, Kemp has received international recognition as a journalist for hard hitting documentaries, including the BAFTA Award-winning series Ross Kemp on Gangs.

Marlow Mayor Richard Scott said: “We’re delighted that Ross Kemp has agreed to be our guest celebrity at our Switch On this year. I’m sure he’ll do a great job!”

Marlow’s Christmas lights display has become a popular draw for visitors, bringing many people into the town to shop and enjoy the coffee shops, bars and restaurants in and around the High Street.

The High Street will be closed from 5.00-7.30 pm. There will be ‘snow’ from 6.00 pm and the switch-on ceremony will take place at 6.30 pm.

Article author: Paul Merchant

About the author: Founded in its original version back in 2000 - yes the internet DID exist back then. Brought up in Marlow, went to school here, now has children at the same schools. Quite clearly loves all things Marlow - hence spending over 2 decades doing this!

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