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Last Updated: Thursday November 11 2010 06:28 GMT

Joe McElderry and Narnia stars turn on Christmas lights

Joe McElderry performs at the switching on of the Christmas lights on Regent Street in London.

X Factor's Joe McElderry joined Alexis Jordan and the cast of the new Chronicles of Narnia film to switch on the Christmas lights in London's Regent Street.

Joe McElderry performs at the switching on of the Christmas lights on Regent Street in London.

Before the lights were turned on, he performed in front of thousands of people who had come to watch the event. The road was closed off to traffic for an hour.

Joe McElderry performs at the switching on of the Christmas lights on Regent Street in London.

Joe performed the track There's A Place For Us, a song which he has recorded for the new Narnia film, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Alexis Jordan performs at the switching on of the Christmas lights on Regent Street in London.

Alexis Jordan from America's Got Talent also performed for the crowds, just days after cruising to number three in the UK singles charts.

Georgie Henley and Ben Barnes from The Chronicles of Narnia films will also be helping to switch on the Christmas lights.

The stars from the new Narnia film, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Georgie Henley and Ben Barnes came along to help switch on the lights.

Joe McElderry and Will Poulter, Georgie Henley and Ben Barnes from The Chronicles of Narnia films all press the switch to turn the Christmas lights on.

And then the all important moment came - the switching on of the lights! All the stars joined Joe McElderry .

Christmas lights turned on in London's Regent Street.

And the lights are on! Here's a pic from the rooftops. Now the crowds can get on with their Christmas shopping.