XFACTOR duo Jack and Joel will be joined by former Jack FM presenter Neal Veglio for the Christmas celebrations in Reading town centre.

Broad Street Mall will be hosting the ‘Light Night’ celebration from 4pm on November 16.

Jack and Joel are currently being mentored by Simon Cowell on the talent show after impressing with their Ed Sheeran medley.

Veglio will be hosting the annual event, with the lights due to be turned on at 6pm.

He said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been asked back to the Broad Street Mall for another Christmas lights switch on, having fronted all but one of the most recent four, with what was once Jack FM.

“They are an incredibly hard working team who work their socks off to put on a fun and memorable event.

“The fact that the audience will get to meet ‘X Factor’ stars who are actually in the current series of the show means it is shaping up to be the best one yet.”

The Oracle will be holding a similar extravaganza - A River of Light - starting at 6pm, giving shoppers the chance to move seamlessly from one event to the next.

Candice Chambers, marketing officer for Broad Street Mall said: “We understand how magical Christmas is as a time of year for many families, and with all of the seasonal activities we have lined up, we are confident our Christmas season will be a huge hit.

“It is set to be great a season, with our extensive programme of activities, guaranteed to offer both parents and children a much needed break in between shopping.”