The Twickenham Town Business Association has tweeted that it’s looking for a famous person to turn on the Twickenham Christmas Lights on Friday 30th November. In the past we’ve had a selection of relatively famous residents flicking the switch, for example last year it was Steve Allen from LBC Radio, but with 2012 being something of a special year there are probably more candidates than usual.

Twickerati canvassed views on Twitter on who should do the biz this time round. Names suggested included comic actor Nick Frost, Captain of Aviva Premiership Champions Harlequins and England Chris Robshaw, Mo Farah, David Weir and other athletes who trained at St Mary’s. Another suggestion was simply “not Vince Cable”. Harsh! But how about Rob Brydon or one of the other sleb residents from the leafy streets of Strawberry Hill or even, as an outside bet, the “Two bunches for five fifty, naahhh” station florist Peter? So before Richmond Council decide to run a Borough wide consultation on the subject – and you just know that they’ll want to – perhaps you’d care to give your suggestions and we’ll ask the TTBA to take a look. We can’t guarantee any success whatsoever but who knows, it could be you!