Screen Shot 2015-11-12 at 14.46.07Top TV stars are helping light up one of the UK’s largest shopping centres in their native North East.

X Factor favourite, Lola Saunders will be joined by Gogglebox family, the Moffatts to switch on the Christmas lights at intu Metrocentre 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 alongside Lola 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.”

intu Metrocentre’s Christmas light switch on forms part of a packed programme of seasonal events, which also includes Santa’s grotto, a pantomime and extended opening hours until January 3 as well as raising funds for Text Santa.

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For more information visit www.intumetrocentre.co.uk/Whats-on/Christmas