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Maggie Q and Leona Lewis back Nigerian girls campaign

Nikita star Maggie Q and singer Leona Lewis have joined the celebrities backing the #BringBackOurGirls campaign supporting the schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria:

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I've never wished I was actually NIKITA- till these girls went missing in Nigeria. So frustrating and heartbroken #BringBackOurGirls

Read: Michelle Obama adds voice to kidnapped Nigerian girls campaign

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Leona Lewis switches on Christmas lights in the Capital

London was lit up by a bevy of big name celebrities tonight as Regent Street's famous display was launched with a bang.

Leona Lewis had the honour of switching on the famous Christmas lights.
Leona Lewis had the honour of switching on the famous Christmas lights, with Hollywood star Ty Burrell. Credit: PA

A spectacular display of fireworks lit up the sky as Leona Lewis turned on the lights, along with Emmy Award Winning actor Ty Burrell and Hollywood film director Rob Minkoff.

Former Spice Girls Melanie Chisholm and Emma Bunton during the Christmas lights switch on event on Regent Street, London.
Former Spice Girls Melanie Chisholm and Emma Bunton during the Christmas lights switch on event on Regent Street, London. Credit: Pa

As well as flicking the switch, the former X Factor winner performed to a jam-packed Regent Street crowd.

She was followed by other big names, including Emma Bunton and Melanie C, Eliza Doolittle, Passenger, Imagination, MKS, Gabrielle, Richard & Adam, Only The Young and Jahmene Douglas.

Eliza Doolittle performed at the Christmas switch-on

This year's lights depict the brand new DreamWorks animated film Mr. Peabody and Sherman release in February.

Christmas blast off:  Fireworks mark the switching on of the Regent Street lights tonight.
Christmas blast off: Fireworks mark the switching on of the Regent Street lights tonight. Credit: PA

Read: Rough Copy steals the show on X Factor Big Band night

Leona Lewis to launch 'cruelty-free' make-up range

Animal lover Leona Lewis
Animal lover Leona Lewis Credit: Chris Jackson/The Body Shop

X-Factor and chart star Leona Lewis is launching her own range of cruelty-free cosmetics.

Animal lover Lewis has teamed up with The Body Shop for the products and will also become a "brand activist" for the company.

The vegetarian singer has regularly voiced her views about the treatment of animals and has been a big supporter of an animal sanctuary in Brentwood, Essex.

Her limited edition range of make-up and fragrances is to go on sale from March 26 and she will stage a concert to mark the occasion which is being streamed online.

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