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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini to switch on Oxford Street Christmas lights

X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will switch on the Christmas lights in Oxford Street this year.

Credit: PA

She will be joined by chart acts Rixton and Jess Glynne when she presses the button for the festive illuminations on November 6, which will be hosted by the John Lewis store.

Christmas lights and shoppers outside Selfridges in 2013 Credit: PA

Other stars who have been chosen to flick the switch in recent years have included Jessie J and Robbie Williams.

Robbie Williams during the Oxford Street Christmas Lights switch-on in 2012 Credit: PA

Thousands of shoppers are expected to flock to the location to see the star guests and the start of the light display which will feature three quarters of a million lower-energy LED bulbs.

The Oxford Street Christmas lights are famous worldwide and the switch-on event is the most eagerly anticipated event of the year.

– Jace Tyrrell, New West End Company