Watford’s Christmas lights have been switched on by Hornets legend Luther Blissett.

The former striker was filmed switching on the lights in the town centre today.

In a video posted on Twitter, Blissett said: “Here I am in Watford town centre and I am determined to light up Watford.

“We have had a bit of a dodgy period, so let’s get the lights on.”

A beaming Blissett then switched on the lights, with letters spelling ‘Watford’ lit up in the town, as well as several Christmas decorations.

Watford BID, which posted the video, said: “Christmas has come to our town centre thanks to @WatfordFC legend Luther Blissett!”

After switching on the lights, Blissett said: "I am determined that we will have some cheer after all we as a community have been through.

"Lights shine for loved ones and add sparkle to Watford in Winter. I am honoured to light up our town high street and wish everyone peace and happiness for this coming Christmas."

Coronavirus restrictions meant no crowds gathered to watch the lights being switched on, with people staying at home during the second lockdown.