Olympic skater and TV judge Robin Cousins to switch on city Christmas lights

PUBLISHED: 12:45 23 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:52 10 June 2010

FORMER Olympic ice skating champion Robin Cousins, MBE, will turn on Exeter s Christmas lights, the city council has revealed.

FORMER Olympic ice skating champion Robin Cousins, MBE, will turn on Exeter's Christmas lights, the city council has revealed.

The chief judge from ITV's Dancing on Ice show will join lord mayor, councillor Paul Smith, to officially switch on the dazzling display of thousands of Christmas lights on Tuesday November 18 at 6.15pm.

Local radio presenters will entertain the crowds from 5.30pm with family fun.

The Christmas lights switch on will take place at the bottom of Castle Street just off the main High Street.

Robin Cousins, who won the Olympic ice skating gold medal in 1980 and is choreographer of the latest Holiday on Ice show, Mystery, will be joined on stage by two skaters in their spectacular show costumes.

This annual event kick starts the city's festive programme of entertainment and activities with late night shopping launching later in the week on Thursday November 20.

The evening will continue with fabulous world-class street entertainment in Princesshay Square from 6.30pm.

People will be entertained by the famous Gandini jugglers with their exciting and adventurous show of multicoloured balls and clubs as they sparkle through the air in spirographic patterns, performed to a variety of music.

Robin Cousins, who won the Olympic ice skating gold medal in 1980 and is choreographer of the latest Holiday on Ice show, Mystery, will be joined on stage by two skaters in their spectacular show costumes.

City councillor Stella Brock said: "Christmas in Exeter is a very special occasion and this year will be no exception with a fantastic programme of events and thousands of dazzling lights throughout the city centre."

Contributing to the outstanding display throughout the city centre will be over 35 Christmas trees, more than 500 flashing bulbs and 1,500 golf ball lamps.

Visitors to the city will experience the array of magical sparkling lights throughout the city centre from the High Street and Gandi Street to Fore Street and South Street, including displays in the Harlequins and Guildhall shopping centres as well as the Princesshay quarter.

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