X Factor and Gogglebox favourites to turn on Christmas lights at intu Metrocentre

The Christmas decorations at intu Metrocentre.
The Christmas decorations at intu Metrocentre.
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TV stars will get Christmas started at intu Metrocentre when they switch on the festive lights.

X Factor favourite Lola Saunders will be joined by Gogglebox family the Moffatts at the Gateshead centre on Sunday, November 15.

Former fishmonger Lola, from East Boldon, made it through to the live finals of the X Factor in 2014 and has since performed live across the UK, as well as recording tracks with legendary producers such as Artful Dodger.

Sitting on their sofa underneath intu Metrocentre’s Tree of Light in Town Square, will be Mark, Betty and Scarlett Moffatt, from Bishop Auckland, whose straight-talking has made them one of the most popular households on Channel 4’s Gogglebox.

intu Metrocentre’s head of fun, Mac Toal and his deputy, Myah Rose Wilson, will also be in attendance, with entertainment starting at 2pm and the official light switch on at 4pm.

Helen Atkinson, marketing manager at intu Metrocentre, said: “Lola Saunders and the Moffatt family are some of the North East’s most recent and most popular famous faces and we’re absolutely delighted to have them joining us for the Christmas light switch on.”

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