TV’s Doctor Who and celebs switch on Regent Street Christmas lights

Who’s lit up Regent Street? TV Doctor Jodie Whittaker is among the stars to switch on Christmas lights sparking spectacular pyrotechnic display for a crowd of thousands

  • The Doctor was joined by Britain’s Got Talent singer Calum Scott and stars from the West End’s Dreamgirls
  • Heart Radio’s breakfast presenters, Jamie Theakston and Sian Welby gave Ms Whittaker a hand with the lights
  • Thousands took a break from their busy Christmas shopping to take part in the festive celebration in London 

The Christmas lights went on to huge cheers as fireworks filled the sky over Regent Street in London’s West End tonight.

The stage featured musical stars from Dreamgirls who performed Motown numbers from their blockbuster show.

They were followed by Britain’s Got Talent singer Calum Scott, known for his hits ‘Dancing On My Own’ and ‘You Are The Reason.’

The spectacular pyrotechnic display lit up the sky over Regent Street as revellers saw celebrities pressing the big button in London’s West End tonight

Doing the honours with the big switch on were Jodie Whittaker, the first female Doctor from Doctor Who, and Heart Radio’s Breakfast presenters Jamie Theakston and Sian Welby. 

Many families and tourists flocked to Regent Street to take a break from their Christmas shopping and join in the festive spirit.

After the entertainment the fun continued with handbag store, Kipling, providing a stage full of dancers and Kiehl’s had a massive Christmas gift box.

Doctor Who’s first female Doctor, Jodie Whittaker, is joined in doing the honour’s by Heart Radio’s Jamie Theakston and Sian Welby, singer Calum Scott and members of the West End musical, Dreamgirls

Thousands gathered in London’s historic shopping street to witness the festive display, as the lights stretched across the broad Georgian facades

A triumphant angel in the ‘Spirit of Christmas’ display in London’s West End overlooks thousands of festive revellers

Heart Radio’s breakfast presenters Jamie Theakston and Sian Welby tonight before they took part in the switch on ceremony (left) and Britain’s Got Talent singer Calum Scott performs (right)

The star studded line up wave to the cheering crowd after they have turned on the Christmas lights

L’Occitane were serving hot chocolates in a seated area with blankets, while soap store, Molton Brown, laid on a gigantic advent calendar.

Brass bands and other live performances, including from the London Gay Men’s Chorus, continued providing entertainment into the night.

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