CHRISTMAS lights at a family home near Chard which were viewed more than 12million times after the display went viral will be returning to the town this year.

But plans are in place to make sure the dazzling array of illuminations can be enjoyed in a Covid-secure way.

Martin Yandle's Christmas lights became internet famous two years ago after a video was shared by 'Lad Bible' .

As well as bright festive lights, Martin had created a 15-minute musical show which also colourful video projected onto the side of his house.

It was viewed by more than three million people in the first week of December, and reached 12million by January.

Martin also placed a collection tin outside his home in Henson Park and saw donations totalling £700 given for charity.

Last year he collected another £300. Charity cheques were then handed to Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance after the lights came down again.

Now, the Chard dad has confirmed plans for 2020's display.

He said: "I have made a start in putting some lights up. This years display is going to be slightly different to previous years.

"I've decided not have a collection tin outside, so if you like the display and would like to donate to charity, please do so and donate to a charity that is close to your own heart.

"To help keep everyone safe I have also removed the speaker and button, so to listen to the lights you will need a radio.

"This means you will be able to enjoy the lights from the comfort and safety of your car."

When the lights are on, Martin will announce it on the '7 Henson Park, Christmas Lights' Facebook page.

He will also detail which radio frequency you need to tune into to hear the music.