THIS year, due to the restrictions surrounding Covid-19, Keighley's Christmas lights have been switched on without the usual celebratory gathering and activities.

Here, we take a look back at some of the switch-on ceremonies from years gone by.

In 2012, Keighley’s Christmas countdown was launched in glittering style with the appearance of X Factor singer Kye Sones. On the main stage in Church Green, the Pulse roadshow – with guest comperes Paul Foster and Debbie Lindley ­– was also joined by various performers including the Tom Gee Band, Sister Act Showgirls, Almost Adele and Just Jessie J.

In 2013, it was the turn of another X Factor finalist, Amelia Lily.