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Last Updated: Friday November 05 2010 13:26 GMT

Rihanna turns on the Christmas lights

Rihanna in London

Rihanna was out in London to turn on the Christmas lights at Westfield shopping centre, to mark the beginning of the festive season.

Rihanna in London

Thousands of screaming fans showed up to try to catch a glimpse of the singing superstar.

Rihanna in London

She was joined by children from charity Help a London Child, as she counted down the time to switch on the lights. 5...4...3...

Rihanna in London

...2...1...GO! Rihanna cheered when the lights came on and posted 'It's BANANAS in here!' online.

Rihanna in London

During the show Rihanna said she's a big fan of London and wants a house in the capital!

Rihanna in London

The 22-year-old also said she loves Christmas time, especially wrapping up presents for her family and friends!