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Katie Fitzpatrick

Olly Murs stuns viewers with his appearance for King's Coronation Concert

Coronation Concert viewers flocked to Twitter to react as popstar Olly Murs sported an unexpected look for the historic event. Interviewers Clara Amfo and Jordan Banjo and presenter Kirsty Young were also clearly not expecting the Troublemaker singer to pop out backstage wearing a white vest.

As Jordan went to comment on his outfit, Olly explained that he was going to be adding a jacket over the vest to match his trousers. "I have got a suot jacket to wear," he said.

"Don't lie, don't lie," Jordan joked. And Clara said: "Vests or not, it's going to be an incredible evening." Still marvelling at Olly's look, Jordan told him: "I need a vest as well."

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Back in the studio Kirsty, who is overseeing the event for BBC One, remarked about the concert with a jokey nod to Olly: "I hope some will have full outfit on."

One viewer @Holidayangel1 tweeted: "@ollymurs channelling Freddie Mercury there! No jacket required Olly!" @martknell also remarked: "Olly Murs channelling Freddie." And @SamCEllis questioned: "Olly Murs? Dressed like that i thought it was a Freddie Mercury tribute act."

Olly surprised with his look (BBC)

@langcatjenny grumbled: "I really didn’t need to see Olly Murs in his vest…" But @beckyytw said: "So proud on how far @ollymurs has come in his career."

@jademloren asked: "When did Olly Murs get those arms?!" @OllieHand remarked cheekily: "Hey @ollymurs can I have two tickets to the gun show please?" And @nickycafc commented: "Olly Murs in a vest… this has started well."

It wasn't long before, true to his word, Olly appeared on stage to perform, this time wearing a jacket. He performed an energetic rendition of Dance With Me Tonight.

A crowd of 20,000 people have headed to Windsor Castle's East Lawn for the event, broadcast live on BBC One and BBC Radio 2. The rest of the musical line-up includes Take That, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Paloma Faith, Andrea Bocelli and Sir Bryn Terfel, Pete Tong, Nicole Scherzinger, Steve Winwood, Lang Lang, Chinese pianist, Tiwa Savage, winner of MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act, Lucy, winner of Channel 4's The Piano, The Coronation Choir and the Virtual Choir The Royal Ballet, the Royal Opera, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal College of Music and the Royal College of Art and a 74-piece classical ensemble.

Olly donned a jacket for his performance (BBC)

King Charles and Queen Camilla with other members of the royal family have joined members of the public at the event after their crowning at Westminster Abbey yesterday. The concert follows the big Lunch Celebrations across the nation today and a walkabout by the Prince and Princess of Wales Prince William and Kate Middleton.


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