It was bittersweet for the stars of 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2' when they stepped out onto the red carpet for the UK premiere of the final instalment in their vampire franchise.

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner delighted fans, many of whom had been waiting since the early hours, by stopping to sign autographs and have their photos taken as they made their way along the carpet in London's Leicester Square.

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Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson bid farewell to their UK 'Twilight' fans

Robert Pattinson told red carpet host Alex Zane that Twilight had "changed everything about his life" and confided that he might not even still be acting, had he not got the role of vampire heartthrob Edward Cullen five long years ago.

What other stars came out to give the Twilighters a proper send-off? Pictures below...

Of the 6,000 fans who had camped out in the cold Square, he said: "(The reaction) makes me feel very foreign. It's really nice, it's really nice, especially after five years. They have stuck around, they're still camping out, I respect that. It's very, very, very cold and I don't understand what kind of mental disorder you have."

His co-star Stewart remarked that this final outing was pretty special because "every single bit of the story is done".

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Hand in hand, just what the Twi-hards wanted to see

She added, "Usually we're at one of these premieres going, I don't know, you can't really feel it because you're not done. You're a little desensitised by it all because you have another one coming up. This time it's a trip, it is weird."

All seemed well between Stewart and Pattinson, seen hand in hand, with the scandals of the summer put behind them, just in time to say goodbye to the roles that have made them global stars with the Twi-hard fanbase.

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  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson arriving for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the Empire and Odeon Leicester Square, London

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson arriving for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the Empire and Odeon Leicester Square, London

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson arriving for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the Empire and Odeon Leicester Square, London

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson arriving for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the Empire and Odeon Leicester Square, London

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    Kristen Stewart arriving for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the Empire and Odeon Leicester Square, London

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    Robert Pattinson arriving for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the Empire and Odeon Leicester Square, London

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    Kristen Stewart arriving for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the Empire and Odeon Leicester Square, London

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    Kristen Stewart arriving for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the Empire and Odeon Leicester Square, London

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    Kristen Stewart arriving for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the Empire and Odeon Leicester Square, London

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    Joey Essex and Sam Faiers arriving for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the Empire and Odeon Leicester Square, London

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    Olympic rowing gold medalist Helen Glover arriving for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the Empire and Odeon Leicester Square, London

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    Tamara Ecclestone arriving for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the Empire and Odeon Leicester Square, London

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    Tamara Ecclestone arriving for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the Empire and Odeon Leicester Square, London

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    Mollie King, Vanessa White and Frankie Sandford from The Saturdays arriving for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the Empire and Odeon Leicester Square, London

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    Mollie King and Vanessa White from The Saturdays arriving for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the Empire and Odeon Leicester Square, London

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    X Factor contestants (left to right) Jamie Hamblett, Josh Cuthbert, Jaymi Hensley and George Shelley of Union J arriving for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the Empire and Odeon Leicester Square, London

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    Robert Pattinson arriving at the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 in Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 14, 2012. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    Gemma Gibbons arriving for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the Empire and Odeon Leicester Square, London

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    Peaches Geldof and Thomas Cohen arriving for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the Empire and Odeon Leicester Square, London

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    Lauren Pope arriving for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the Empire and Odeon Leicester Square, London

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    Judi Shekoni arriving for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the Empire and Odeon Leicester Square, London

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    Judi Shekoni arriving for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the Empire and Odeon Leicester Square, London

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    Peaches Geldof arriving for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the Empire and Odeon Leicester Square, London

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    Peaches Geldof and Thomas Cohen arriving for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the Empire and Odeon Leicester Square, London

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    Peaches Geldof arriving for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the Empire and Odeon Leicester Square, London

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    Robert Pattinson arriving for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the Empire and Odeon Leicester Square, London

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    Victoria Pendleton arriving for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the Empire and Odeon Leicester Square, London

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    Judi Shekoni arriving for the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the Empire and Odeon Leicester Square, London

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    Kristen Stewart arriving at the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 in Leicester Square, London.

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere - London

    Taylor Lautner and MyAnna Buring arriving at the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 in Leicester Square, London.

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 - UK Premiere - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Tanya Burr attends the UK Premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Odeon Leicester Square on November 14, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 - UK Premiere - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Ella Henderson attends the UK Premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Odeon Leicester Square on November 14, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 - UK Premiere - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Peaches Geldof attends the UK Premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Odeon Leicester Square on November 14, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Lauren Pope attends the UK Premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Odeon Leicester Square on November 14, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 - UK Premiere - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Lauren Pope attends the UK Premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Odeon Leicester Square on November 14, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 - UK Premiere - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Tanya Burr attends the UK Premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Odeon Leicester Square on November 14, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 - UK Premiere - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Lauren Pope attends the UK Premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Odeon Leicester Square on November 14, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 - UK Premiere - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Gemma Gibbons attends the UK Premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Odeon Leicester Square on November 14, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 - UK Premiere - Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Lauren Pope attends the UK Premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Odeon Leicester Square on November 14, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

  • Kristen Stewart

    Actress Kristen Stewart is seen at The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2: European Premiere: Inside Arrivals at The Odeon Leicester Square on [Monday, Jan. 1, 2012], in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)

  • Myanna Burling

    Actress Myanna Burling is seen at The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Inside Arrivals at The Odeon Leicester Square on Wednesday Nov. 14, 2012 in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)

  • Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart,Robert Pattinson

    Actors Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are seen at The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2: European Premiere: Inside Arrivals at The Odeon Leicester Square on Wednesday Nov. 14, in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)

  • Kristen Stewart

    Actress Kristen Stewart is seen at The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2: European Premiere: Inside Arrivals at The Odeon Leicester Square on [Monday, Jan. 1, 2012], in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)

  • Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson

    Actors Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are seen at The Twilight Saga Inside Arrivals at The Odeon Leicester Square on Wednesday Nov. 14, in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)

  • Robert Pattinson

    Robert Pattinson, who plays Edward Cullen, poses with fans as he arrives for the European Premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, the final film in the series, in Leicester Square, central London, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Kristen Stewart

    Actress Kristen Stewart is seen at The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Inside Arrivals at The Odeon Leicester Square on Wednesday Nov. 14, 2012, in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)

  • Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson

    Actors Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are seen at The Twilight Saga Inside Arrivals at The Odeon Leicester Square on Wednesday Nov. 14, in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)

  • Taylor Lautner

    Taylor Lautner, who plays Jacob Black, arrives for the European Premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, the final film in the series, in Leicester Square, central London, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Mollie King, Vanessa White, Frankie Sandford

    Mollie King, Vanessa White and Frankie Sandford are seen at The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Inside Arrivals at The Odeon Leicester Square on Wednesday Nov. 14, 2012 in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)

  • Mollie King, Vanessa White, Frankie Sandford

    From left, Mollie King, Vanessa White and Frankie Sandford of the Saturdays arrive for the European Premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, the final film in the series, in Leicester Square, central London, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Tamara Ecclestone

    Tamara Ecclestone and guest is seen at The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Inside Arrivals at The Odeon Leicester Square on Wednesday Nov. 14, 2012 in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)