Could X Factor's Rylan or District3 be switching on Tunbridge Wells' Christmas Lights for 2012?

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By kentsussex | Thursday, November 08, 2012, 09:14

The Christmas Lights in Tunbridge Wells are to be switched on next week - with the very real possibility that it could be X Factor's Rylan or District3 doing the honours.

The Royal Victoria Place shopping centre has revealed there will be live music from a 'surprise X Factor star' at the Switch On The Magic event on Thursday, November 15.

It has led to rumours that the act voted out of the ITV1 show this weekend will be the one asked to do flick on our illuminations.

And with District3 and Rylan the bookies favourites to go, it means the perma-tanned Essex performer or pop trio may be making the trip to our town.

Odds for all the acts leaving this week, according to Paddy Power this morning, are:

District3 - 15/8

Rylan Clarke - 2/1

Christopher Maloney - 11/4

Union J - 5/1

James Arthur - 12/1

Ella Henderson - 25/1

Jahmene Douglas - 25/1

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.

The RVP said it will announce the name of the X Factor star on Monday, November 12.

This year's event will be hosted by Heart FM's Tony Anstis, and will also feature music from boy band FTW.

The entertainment starts at 2.30pm when children will get the chance to meet Sid and Diego from blockbuster film Ice Age. Further meet and greets will take place at 3.30pm, 5.30pm and 7pm.

Santa Claus will arrive in his Winter Wonderland Grotto at 4.30pm, and the switch on party will kick off at 6pm.



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