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Cheryl couldnt hide her happiness as she signed a message to the fans. AFP / Getty Images

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is clearly excited about Christmas.

The singer looked elated having been given the honour of switching on Oxford Street's Christmas lights on Thursday (6 November).

Standing on a specially-constructed stage outside John Lewis, the X Factor judge beamed broadly and pulled funny faces at the hundreds of screaming fans who braved the cold November weather to catch a glimpse of the star.

Cheryl Fernandez Versini
The singer waved at the crowd of fans who gather to see her switch on the famed Christmas lights. AFP / Getty Images

The newly married star was wrapped up against the cold in a black Alexander McQueen military coat with a metallic silver belt, matched with knee high black boots.

The Crazy, Stupid Love singer made heart-shaped hand signs for her fans, blowing kisses at them before switching on the world famous lights.

She was joined up on stage by Capital FM radio hosts Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon, as they entertained the fans who had gathered to see Oxford Street lit up ahead of the festive season.

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Cheryl delighted fans as she waved and smiled at the crowd. AFP / Getty Images

Providing the entertainment on the evening were Jess Glynne, Neon Jungle and Rixton.

The former Girls Aloud singer seemed unperturbed by speculation that she had mimed during her performance of her new single I Don't Care on Sunday night's X Factor results show.

A spokesperson for the star confirmed that she had been singing live, while the 31-year-old took to Twitter to respond to her detractors.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's fourth album is titled Only Human.

Oxford Street Christmas lights
The world famous lights were lit up ahead of the festive season. AFP / Getty Images