Award-winning actress Lucy Fallon is to switch on the world-famous Illuminations in her home town of Blackpool.

Lucy Fallon Switches on 2019 Illuminations

Lucy, who has won a host of TV awards for her role as Bethany Platt in ITV’s Coronation Street, will pull the famous switch in front of 20,000 people at the official Switch-On concert on the night of Friday 30 August.

The Switch-On, which is the biggest night in Blackpool’s year-round events programme, triggers the start of 66 nights of Illuminations in the UK’s most visited seaside resort.


Lucy, who studied singing, acting and drama from the age of two, made her first public stage appearance as a dancer in pantomime at the historic Blackpool Grand Theatre.

Since joining the cast of Coronation Street in 2015 she has enjoyed a stellar rise to fame winning the National Television Award for Serial Drama Performance in 2018 and also Best Actress and Best Female Dramatic Performance in the British Soap Awards in the same year.

In December 2017, she was tipped for West End stardom after winning ITV’s All Star Musicals competition.

The 23-year-old will now join a star-studded roster of Switch-On stars including the likes of Peter Kay, Robbie Williams, Dame Barbara Windsor, Hollywood film director Tim Burton, and last year’s celebrity, Alfie Boe.

Lucy Fallon said: “I’m so excited and honoured to be switching on the Illuminations in Blackpool this year – it’s always been a special tradition here and as a local girl it is going to be extra special this year for me and my family.”