"Is it 2001 again?": Readers react to Preston's Christmas light switch on line-up

See what some of the Lancashire Post readers had to say below.

Tuesday, 26th October 2021, 3:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th October 2021, 4:10 pm

Yesterday, the line-up for Preston' s Christmas lights switch on was announced, with highlights including Lee Ryan from Blue, Jo from S Club 7 and children's TV stars, Gem and Cook from CBBC's Swashbuckle.

Our Facebook post, announcing the line-up, was inundated with readers tagging friends and family, and making plans to attend on the night, whilst some had more to say than that...

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Preston's Christmas Lights Switch On 2021 is returning to the Flag Market on Saturday 20th November from 5.30pm – 7.45pm.

Taking to social media, some of the Post's readers were delighted at the news, whilst others were not so impressed, take a look below:

Jade Chapman said: "omg I need to fan girl!!! Xxx"

Stacey Johnstone wrote: "we need to go if sclub 7 are performing I dont care I wana be front row [laughing emojis]"

Alex Louise Houston simply said: "Lee from blue [blue heart and eye heart emoji]"

Lorrie Hague similarly exclaimined: "swashbuckle! Xx"

Melissa Buck commented: "oohh exciting xxx"

Meanwhile Twitter user, Jonathan excitedly exclaimed: "Jo!!"

However some of our readers seemed disappointed at the news...

On Twitter, Matt Bowery asked: "Is it 2001 again?"

Facebook user, Steph Parsons joked: "I thought it was S Club performing - but it’s only Jo [laughing emojis] S Club 1"

Paul Lord said: "So Preston can’t actually get some current bands that the kids of this generation know come on it is mostly about the kids"

Angie Whittle said: "We’re off to lytham lights instead , better class of people" Ouch!