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Emma Samms

Emma's just electric!

Cirencester's Advent Market enjoyed a little Hollywood glamour this year when former Dynasty star Emma Samms arrived to turn on the town's festive illuminations.

Glitz and glamour graced Gloucestershire at the annual Cirencester Advent Market.

Actress Emma Samms brought a touch of Hollywood to the Cotswolds as she switched on the town's Christmas Lights. Thousands of people packed the Market Place to see the star of 'Dynasty', 'The Colbys' and the BBC's 'Celebrity Scissorhands' press the plunger which illuminated the town centre and lit up the Christmas Tree outside the Parish Church.

Emma, who lives in the Cotswolds, was dressed in a tartan, cream and red outfit and told the audience how much she enjoys visiting and shopping in Cirencester.

Speaking to BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Trish Campbell, she explained why she's swapped America for Gloucestershire; "My life is absolutely perfect; living where I live and I have two kids who I adore. Having a more real, normal existence is ideal for me". 

Visitors enjoyed a day of live music, street entertainment, a festive farmers market and the arrival of Father Christmas at his Grotto.

Silly costumes

The Advent Market is organised by the Chamber of Commerce and marks the official start of the Christmas period for local traders.

Once again the M.C. for the event was Vernon Harwood who presided over proceedings dressed as a Victorian Circus Ring Master, complete with top hat and tails.

"Under normal Saturday night circumstances, I wouldn't last five minutes out and about dressed like this," said Vernon. "But it's Advent Market so it's all about songs, smiles and silly costumes. It's my favourite night of the year".  

And what about Advent Market 2007? Organisers will be meeting in the next few days to start planning next year's extravaganza!

Cirencester Celebrity Picture Galleries

Advent Market has gained a reputation for providing star names and top quality entertainment. Have a look at our picture galleries from previous years and do a little celebrity-spotting of your own: 

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