Sophie Ellis Bextor puts on a leggy display in a stylish black printed dress as she takes to the stage after switching on the lights at the iconic Blackpool Illuminations
Sophie Ellis Bextor put on a stylish display as she took to the stage to switch on the lights at the iconic Blackpool Illuminations.
The English singer, 44, had the honour of pulling the lever at the Blackpool Tower – marking the end of the British Summer Time.
The songwriter delighted fans with a live performance as it was accompanied by a sensational display of fireworks.
The Get Over You hitmaker appeared on cloud nine as she got ready to pull the plunger on stage, and was captured showing off a huge smile.
She wore a typically trendy black dress with silver star details on the fabric, and featured a collar and bloused sleeves – showing off her toned legs.
Sophie kept her red tresses in a ponytail and finished off her look with a pair of sparkling silver heels.
The Murder On The Dancefloor singer appeared in her highest spirits as she gave an energetic performance at The Promenade Blackpool.
The pop star posed up for the camera while holding a white t-shirt with a sign saying ‘I LOVE BPL’, as she proudly repped the celebration.
She donned a sparkling pink eyeshadow, rosy blush and finished with her trademark red lipstick.
The iconic illuminations event – which began earlier today – will shine until the 1st of January 2024.
The family-friendly switch-on event included Sophie’s sensational live performance, as well as a party at the seafront and will be centred around Tower Festival Headland.
The iconic Blackpool Illuminations – which cost over £2 million a year to stage – contribute to attract in excess of 3.5 million visitors a year.
Sophie was once again under the spotlight as fans were left outraged after her Glastonbury set wasn’t shown during live coverage on BBC One or uploaded to iPlayer afterwards.
The 44-year-old singer whipped the crowds up into a frenzy when she performed on The Pyramid Stage on Sunday, calling the show a ‘career highlight’.
Yet viewers at home were unable to join in the fun after the BBC neglected to show her set during live coverage on BBC One – aside from 10 seconds of highlights alongside an interview with her.
The corporation also failed to upload the full highlights on iPlayer.
After being inundated with fans asking to see it, Sophie revealed that her performance hadn’t been filmed by BBC, despite the fact she appeared on the festival’s main stage.
Taking to Twitter, she tweeted: ‘I’m getting a lot of messages asking about watching my @glastonbury set on iPlayer. Obviously, that would have been wonderful, but sadly due to hours on the day it wasn’t possible for the BBC to cover my set. Next time…! Xx’
Footage of Sophie’s performance was captured by Glastonbury’s own cameras, with BBC One then airing just seconds of the show.
A BBC spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘This year the BBC made over 90 on-demand sets available to audiences on BBC iPlayer over Glastonbury weekend, in addition to our live streams from the five main festival stages, our British Sign Language live stream of Pyramid Stage performances and Glasto-Cam Live.’
Sophie isn’t the only star to have her set left off iPlayer, joining the likes of Lana Del Rey.
The singer, 38, headlined the Other Stage on Saturday night but the next day those keen to watch were left wondering why it wasn’t on catch up.
On the night Lana unfortunately had her microphone completely cut off during the set as she hit curfew after taking to the stage 30 minutes late.
She left festival-goers eagerly awaiting her arrival as she was due to take to the stage at 10.30pm, but did not step out until around 11pm.
Despite the delayed start many on Sunday were frustrated they couldn’t watch on iPlayer.