IS there any celebrity left who has yet to show us the Northern Lights on a TV travel show?

From Jane McDonald to Joanna Lumley, any famous face presenting a Nordic travelogue has to gasp in awe at the aurora. Last week it was Sandi Toksvig’s turn to gawp at the lights in her Extraordinary Escapes festive special in Norway.

I once treated my dad to a three-hour plane trip to see the Northern Lights. We flew over the Shetland Isles and on to Norway - and all we saw was murky, cloudy sky. Two hundred quid for a pointless flight in cloudy conditions, and no refund.

I’m still seething every time those wretched lights are trotted out on telly.