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Joe McElderry joins Birmingham Royal Ballet

14 December 2011 Last updated at 11:23 GMT

Joe McElderry is set to perform alongside Birmingham Royal Ballet's version of The Nutcracker.

He told BBC Breakfast he will open the show with songs from his festive album.

Dancers, Laura-Jane Gibson and Jonathan Caguioa, gave BBC Breakfast a sneak preview of the roles of Harlequin and Columbine from Act One in Peter Wright's production of The Nutcracker.