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Lindsay Lohan replaced for Christmas lights switch on

Lindsay Lohan replaced for Christmas lights switch on

Lindsay Lohan will not be turning on the Kettering Christmas lights.

Although the 'Mean Girls' star had promised to take part in the big switch on following a personal invite from local MP Philip Hollobone and Commons leader Chris Grayling after she claimed she didn't know where the Northamptonshire town is, she has now been replaced.

Former 'EastEnders' star Cheryl Fergison announced on Twitter that she will turn on the 2016 lights in the town, saying: "Sorry 2 disappoint some folks but I'm not Lindsay Lohan! but I am going 2 b switching on Kettering Xmas lights .. The party starts here (sic)."

News that Lindsay, 30, has been replaced comes after Mr Hollobone revealed he had been unable to get in touch with the starlet after she made her promise.

He explained previously: "She said she would come and switch on the Christmas lights at Kettering but, despite everyone's best efforts, it's simply not be possible to track her down.

"She needs to know when and where she needs to be. The message is, 'Lindsay Lohan please get in touch, your public awaits.'"

Lindsay was slammed by Mr Hollobone when she tweeted to her millions of followers that she didn't know where Kettering is.

In response, Hollobone told the MPs gathered in the House of Commons: "Apart from the fact it might be the most average town in the country, everyone knows where Kettering is. It's famous as the home of Weetabix breakfast cereal, Cheaney's and Loake's shoes, and Kettering Town football club has scored more goals in the history of the FA Cup than any other football team in the country. So would you support my invitation to Lindsay Lohan to come and switch on the Christmas lights in Kettering this Christmas, thus redeeming her political reputation and raising money for good causes?"

When the offer was made, Lindsay accepted almost instantly.

She wrote: "Direct message me about your offer. Would be happy to light the Christmas tree in #Kettering. (sic)"