THE organisers of Wigton’s Christmas lights switch-on have vowed the show will go on, despite the frontman from its headline act starring in ITV’s I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

Pop band Rak-Su will still perform in the town tomorrow, despite the absence of Myles Stephenson, who is currently 10,250 miles away in Australia.

The singer is being watched by millions across the country each evening as he slums it in the jungle, alongside football star Ian Wright, TV and radio presenter Kate Garraway, plus Olympian and TV personality Caitlyn Jenner.

The 28-year-old from Watford was reportedly offered £25,000 to head down under for the three-week reality show.

However, his fellow bandmates, Ashley Fongho, Jamaal Shurland, Mustafa Rahimtulla - who all shot to fame on The X Factor and won the show in 2017 - will take to the stage in the town at 5pm tomorrow, performing a number of their hits including Dimelo, Pyro Ting and I Want You to Freak.

The lights will be switched on soon after at 5.30pm.

Jonathan Higgins, from Link4Life, who are working with Wigton Town Council for the event, told the News & Star: “The show will still go on despite Myles’ absence.

“The group will perform fan-favourite songs ahead of the switch-on ceremony later in the evening.

“Given Myles is still on I’m a Celebrity, I’m sure his bandmates will no doubt have something to say on stage about his jungle antics.

“We’re expecting a huge turnout for the switch-on, following an overwhelming response when news of the line-up was revealed last month on social media.”

Tomorrow, residents and visitors will also be able to enjoy Santa’s grotto in Wigton Library, take in a selection of street performers and indulge themselves in a festive market from noon.

Throughout the day there will be acts performing on the stage in front of the Fountain from 2pm.

Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist La Voix, Matt Pagan and Robbie Dee with the Sands Centre’s panto cast, Allan Jay, Room 101, Zing and Carlisle Dance Academy will also entertain the crowds.

The town’s day of festivities will finish at 6pm.