Twilight stars come out at Westfield Stratford City to meet their Twihard fans

Stars of Twilight came out in Stratford last night to meet their thousands of British Twihards, as fans of the vampire love saga call themselves.

Many of the teenage girls had been camped out on a very cold day since 6am, prepared to wait the 11 hours before their film heroes trod the red carpet at The Vue for Westfield Stratford City’s first premiere screening.

The screams were mainly aimed at heartthrob Robert Pattinson who plays Edward, the ‘Veggie’ vampire - only drinks animal blood - who was all smiles and charm as he signed autographs for his adoring throng.

Glamour was brought by Kristen Stewart (Bella), his love interest on film and in real-life. The shy star changed her designer high heels for more comfortable trainers when she joined the crowds.

The latest instalment in the Twilight franchise - Breaking Dawn-Part 1 - sees the couple marry and a little vamp on the way.

There’s even a sex scene. But being 12A-rated it was not as raunchy as R-Patz is reported to have preferred.