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Susanne Courtney

Have a butchers at these lights!

BBC Radio Berkshire's Susanne Courtney was at a Christmas event with a banger. On Monday 3 December 2007 the former Pop Idol finalist switched on the festive lights at butchers Jennings of Caversham. Watch the video here!

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It all started when news broke of 2005 X Factor winner Shayne Ward heading to Slough to switch on Slough's Christmas lights.

Butcher taking a butchers at Soose

Butcher taking a butchers at Soose

Discussing the event on Andrew Peach's breakfast programme, sidekick Susanne 'Soose' Courtney - herself a finalist on Pop Idol 2004 - pined to switch on some festive lights herself.

Along came an offer from butcher Jennings of Caversham to make their window twinkle with their annual light switch-on.

Soose jumped at the chance. And so on Monday 3 December she headed over to the butcher for the grand event.

Santa and Soose (and a sausage)

Santa and Soose (and a sausage)

Among the turkey, goose, pickles and stuffing, and after sampling a delicious sizzling sausage, Soose flicked the switch that transformed the meaty window display into a sparkly Christmas wonderland.

Afterwards Soose told Andrew Peach, tongue firmly in cheek: "In this season of goodwill I'd just like to thank you for this wonderful opportunity, for taking pity on a poor Pop Idol reject back in 2004 and elevating me to such dizzy heights."

So for Soose, Christmas really has started with a banger.

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