Rio heroes to light up Leeds

The city’s Rio heroes are ready to light up Leeds at this year’s spectacular Christmas lights switch-on event.

Leeds-born triathletes Ali and Jonny Brownlee and Paralympian Kadeena Cox will be the special guests of honour at next week’s showpiece, when they will take to the stage and get the festive season officially underway.

Taking place on Victoria Gardens on The Headrow next Thursday, November 10, the switch-on will also include live music and entertainment in front of an expected crowd of thousands.

Kadeena Cox Credit: Press Association

The Brownlees will be joined by Paralympic gold medallist, Kadeena Cox who won bronze in the 100 metres sprint and gold in 500 metres cycling time trials.

British girl band Stooshe, who had a top 10 hit with their single Black Heart as well as a UK top 10 album, will also be performing on the main stage.

Stooshe Credit: Press Association