Strictly star turns on Christmas lights at Sheffield’s Crystal Peaks

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Strictly Come Dancing sparkle will add extra glitter and glamour to the festive season at Crystal Peaks this year - as Simon Webbe switches on the award winning shopping mall’s Christmas lights.

The former star of boyband Blue, and current Strictly contestant, will be at Crystal Peaks on Thursday, November 13.

Christmas will really get underway at 7pm when Webbe – currently partnering sultry pro dancer Kristina Rihanoff in the BBC Saturday evening hit – officially flicks the switch on a new Christmas lights display for the shopping centre.

“We are delighted to be able to announce Simon will be taking time out from his busy Strictly rehearsal schedule to join us on what is always the most exciting night of the Crystal Peaks year,” said centre manager Lee Greenwood. “This year we have an entirely new Christmas light display for the whole complex so it seemed only right we should go with a glittering star to perform our switch on – and it doesn’t get more glittery than Strictly!”

The festive fun begins at 4pm and will feature performances by young musicians from Emmanuel and Westfield School, dance exhibitions and local bands.

The host will be Hallam FM breakfast show presenter Big John.