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Jahmene Douglas and Tamera Foster switch on Bluewater’s Christmas lights in front of 12,000 fans

PUBLISHED: 16:56 18 November 2013 | UPDATED: 16:57 18 November 2013

Tamera Foster and Jahmene Douglas turn on the Bluewater Christmas lights.

Tamera Foster and Jahmene Douglas turn on the Bluewater Christmas lights.

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Christmas came early at Bluewater on Friday night, as 12,000 people gathered to see singers Jahmene Douglas and Tamera Foster switch on the festive lights.

The pair were also joined by Heart DJ Toby Anstis, as well as children’s entertainer Justin Fletcher from 6pm in the Marks and Spencer car park.

A performance from Jahmene and Tamera was followed up with a fireworks display before the lights were finally switched on.

Jahmene, who reached number one with his debut album Love Never Fails this year, met Tamera for the first time - comparing her to Rihanna.

He said: “If she’s this good at 16, imagine what she’ll be like in five years time.

“Think about how Rihanna started out and where she is now.”

Tweeting after the show, he added: “Thanks to all the amazing people who came to the Xmas lights at @tweetbluewater was great to finally meet @OfficialTamera #beauitful x.”

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