X factor finalist to switch on Swindon's Christmas lights

More than twenty thousand people are expected in Swindon this evening as X-factor finalist Jahmene Douglas turns on his hometown's Christmas lights. Organisers are advising of heavy traffic throughout the day.

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X Factor Showdown

It's a big weekend for our X-Factor contestants. George Shelley, from Clevedon, who's part of boyband Union J, and Swindon supermarket worker Jahmene Douglas are both through to the semi finals of the ITV1 show.