More announced for Illuminations line-up

Matt Cardle.
Matt Cardle.
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Former X-Factor winner Matt Cardle is the latest star name be confirmed for this year’s Illuminations Switch-On party.

Cardle tops an undercard which will take to the stage just after 4pm next Friday ahead of the big Switch-On by comedian Peter Kay at 9.15pm.

West End star, Leanne Jones, meanwhile, has also been added to the line-up for Saturday night.

Leanne created the iconic role of Tracy Turnblad in the original West End production of Hairspray in 2008 performing alongside Michael Ball.

She received huge critical acclaim for her performance and won the Oliver Award for Best Actress in a Musical.