Love Island star replaced by 3-year-old in light switch-on

From BBC - November 15, 2017

A three-year-old boy is to switch on a town's Christmas lights after Love Island's Kady McDermott was ditched from the role.

Noah Bruce won a competition to turn on the lights in Welwyn Garden City alongside Father Christmas.

Ms McDermott, 22, was dropped after residents launched a petition demanding she be removed and that organisers "set a better example to our kids".

Noah won the role when his letter to Santa was judged the best.

McDermott, 22, who grew up in the town, had been chosen by the Welwyn Garden City Business Improvement District (BID) after it found her through the Brain Tumour Research charity, which she supports.

But the petition gained more than 1,000 signatures within two days of being set up and the reality TV personality, from nearby Stevenage, said she was bombarded with "vile comments" after she was booked to appear.


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