Rihanna turns on Westfield Stratford's Christmas lights

Bajan singing sensation Rihanna has turned on the Christmas lights at Westfield Stratford City shopping centre in London.

Rihanna pictured at a photo call before the event Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The 24-year-old singer took to the stage in Cherry Park within the complex and performed to a crowd of around 15,000 fans.

Rihanna takes to the stage at Westfield Stratford City shopping centre Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Rihanna hit the switch after counting down to the big moment with Young Ambassadors from Westfield's Christmas charity partner, Save the Children, as pyrotechnics and lasers marked the finale.

A pyrotechnics and laser display marked the final countdown to the switch-on Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

She then performed the track Diamonds from her new album Unapologetic to the screaming crowd.