Huge crowds turned out to see Chris Evans, TV and radio presenter, switch on Marlow's Christmas light.

The local resident flicked the switch from the top of the double-decker bus in the High Street to the delight of the crowd watching on.

“Marlow is the best place in the world!” Chris Evans said, recalling last year’s event, when he was filmed secretly turning on the lights in the middle of the night due to Covid restrictions.

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Chris led an ‘official world record-breaking countdown’ from 100 before turning on the lights, and paid tribute to Marlow community policeman Robin Hughes, who is due to retire in December after 21 years of service in the town.

The crowds roared and cheered when Marlow’s lights display illuminated the town, while "snow’"fell and street entertainers performed.

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Children marvelled at the huge, twinkling Christmas tree on The Causeway as the lights came on.

Mayor Richard Scott also wished everyone a Happy and safe Christmas and thanked all the sponsors.

He said: “Without sponsors, our very special Christmas lights wouldn’t be possible.

“Thank you for your generosity once again.”