Hundreds turn out to Dewsbury Christmas lights switch-on

TAKING THE PLUNGE: Emmerdale star Lucy Pargeter turned on the town's Christmas lights. (d510u248)

TAKING THE PLUNGE: Emmerdale star Lucy Pargeter turned on the town's Christmas lights. (d510u248)

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Fans of ITV1 soap Emmerdale were also out in force last Saturday (November 24) to see Lucy Pargeter flick the switch.

The actress, who plays Charity Dingle, signed autographs and had pictures taken with fans before taking to the stage.

She presented certificates to the three young winners of a competition to rename Dewsbury’s shopping centre and design a new logo – Jayden Barclay, Lady Jesten Salta and Zarah Karolia.

It was then time to lead a 60-second countdown with the help of crowds, some of whom had been waiting at the foot of the stage for three hours.

Pick up a copy of this week’s Reporter to see two pages of pictures from the event.