Chaos in Tunbridge Wells as District 3 come to town for Christmas Lights Switch-on

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By kentsussex | Thursday, November 15, 2012, 19:25

Thousands of fans turned up at the Royal Victoria Shopping centre in Tunbridge Wells this afternoon to see X Factor boy band District 3 switch on the Christmas lights.

Security was tight, with reports of many people being turned away, as screaming teenage girls lifted the roof on catching a glimpse of the trio.

Dan Ferrari-Lane, Micky Parsons and Greg West joined Heart FM's Toby Anstis for the big event. 

Did you see the boys? Send us your pictures to tunbridgewells@thelocalpeople.co.uk or tweet us @tunwellspeople - we will credit the picture with your name (and website if you have one).

And you can check out our gallery of readers' pictures by visiting this link here: http://www.tunbridgewellspeople.co.uk/pictures/District-3-Tunbridge-Wells-Christmas-Lights/pictures-17331197-detail/pictures.html

Tunbridge Wells blogger Anke was also on hand to chronicle the evening - you can check out his pictures by clicking on this link: http://anke.blogs.com/anke/district3-and-ftw-light-up-christmas-1-of-3.html

The Tunbridge Wells Life blog has also posted a series of great pictures of the night: Have a look them here http://www.tunbridgewellslife.co.uk/events/2012-2/district-3/#prettyPhoto

 The trio were voted off the popular ITV1 show on Sunday after going head-to-head with fellow boy band Union J.

The nation watched as their mentor Louis Walsh refused to chose between his two acts, meaning it was up to his fellow judges to decide with a majority vote.

Gary Barlow and Nicole Scherzinger both opted to save Union J, meaning Tulisa's would-be vote for District 3 would have been over-powered.

Last year, the Tunbridge Wells lights should have been switched on by Amelia Lily. But, following Frankie Cocozza's infamous exit from the show, she was re-admitted back into the competition.

And so it fell to James Michael to push the button. In 2010, Davina McCall was in town to switch on the illuminations.

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