MADONNA HELPS LAUNCH STELLA'S NEW STORE

29 NOVEMBER 2005

Click here to send this news item to a friend Even when she's not hanging off a glitterball, Madonna can't help making a dazzling impression. The disco diva did just that when she arrived to switch on the Christmas lights at Stella McCartney's new store in one of London's trendiest shopping zones. The Material Girl had been invited to do the honours at the Bruton Street establishment, just a stone's throw away from her Marble Arch home.

Despite the chill the singer looked in high spirits at the festive engagement, laughing and joking with her assistants, funnymen David Walliams and Matt Lucas.

The Little Britain stars turned up in character, with David as carer Lou and Matt as his supposedly wheelchair-bound charge Andy. The comedians had spiced up their on-screen personas by dressing up as Santa and his elfin helper.

The American superstar had added reason to look pleased with life - she's currently riding high in the charts with her latest dance tunes. After three weeks her single Hung Up is still in the top spot, while her album is enjoying its second week at number one.

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Madonna got a little help from comedians David Walliams and Matt Lucas as she switched on the lights at the store on London's Bruton StreetClick on photos for gallery
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The American singer shares a hug with her fashion designer friendPhoto: © Rex