OLYMPIAN Jonny Brownlee is all set to help Bramhope get into the festive spirit.

The triathlon champion, who lives in the village, is taking time out from his busy schedule to turn on the Christmas lights on Saturday, November 23.

The fun will start at the Village Hall, where there will be stalls, carols, food, bars, a children’s entertain and a Santa’s Grotto, from 3pm.

The switch-on itself will take place at 5.30pm and be followed by a performance from a childern’s entertainer.

Admission for the event - which has been organised by the Village Hall and Bramhope and Carlton Parish Council - costs £1 for adults, children free.

Chair of the Village Hall Trustees, Anne Barrowman, said: “We are delighted that Jonny is able to switch on the lights this year and are especially grateful that he has managed to find the time.

“This is a great opportunity not only for children to meet Santa in his grotto, but also for them to meet one of their local heroes, Jonny Brownlee.”

Jonny won the bronze medal in the Triathlon at the London 2012 Olympic Games and the silver medal in the Triathlon at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. He was the 2012 Triathlon World Champion, and the silver medallist in 2013 and 2016.