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Aberdeen is lit up by Barrymore
Aberdeen's lights
Michael Barrymore was the parade's celebrity attraction
Television entertainer Michael Barrymore has switched on Aberdeen's main Christmas light display.

He took time out from final rehearsals for the city's musical Scrooge for the Union Street event.

Barrymore, who has appeared in Strike it Lucky and Celebrity Big Brother, was in a horse-drawn carriage at the front of the annual Christmas parade.

It left from Albyn Place on Sunday evening and the lights switched on as the procession passed underneath them.

Mr Barrymore said: "I'm delighted to be joining the Lady Provost in celebrating the launch of this year's Festive Aberdeen programme by helping switch on the Christmas lights.

"Of course, Ebenezer Scrooge wouldn't dream of getting involved in anything that was such fun - so let's hope he's been left at home."

Mr Barrymore was joined by the Lady Provost Helen Reynolds and three-year-old Joe Noble, who had a liver transplant last year.

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