Regent Street lights up this Saturday
Popstar Lee Ryan (pictured) will switch on Regent Street's Christmas Lights this year.

Ryan, a former member of the boy band Blue, will turn on the lights tomorrow to mark the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.

Ryan who is now a solo artist will perform two of his singles. Live performances will also come from 1980s pop stars Bananarama, who have recently made a comeback, and the cast from West End shows Mamma Mia and Scrooge.

The event, which is being hailed by London's West End Company as the most star studded event ever, will be sponsored by the film Ice Age 2.