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3 December 2011, 13:31
Anticipation is growing behind the scenes for day one of the event.
The atmosphere backstage is building as Capital FM gets ready for the start of the Jingle Bell Ball 2011.
Artists have already started soundchecks and the O2 Arena has never looked so good.
The lighting crew have been finalising test runs, the catering team are cooking up a feast for the stars and the final touches are being placed in everyone's dressing rooms.
The red carpet is ready and everyone at Capital FM is primed for a fantastic opening day at the Jingle Bell Ball.
Olly Murs will open proceedings on a day which includes performances from Calvin Harris, Jason Derulo and headline act Rihanna. Other artists include Labrinth, Pixie Lott and boy band The Wanted.
Check out our behind the scenes gallery of backstage photos from the Jingle Bell Ball.
Capital FM will be coming live from the Jingle Bell Ball at London's O2 Arena all weekend so keep checking Capitalfm.com for all the latest news, photo galleries and interviews from this year's festive spectacular.
You can also watch the live backstage stream from the O2 Arena on our Jingle Bell Ball live stream, featuring interviews and fly on the wall footage of all your favourite Jingle Bell Ball stars.
Don't forget that you can also follow the action as it happens by following Capital FM on Twitter and Facebook.