Heroes Concert

The Heroes Concert at Twickenham Stadium proved an emotional and electrifying night.

55,000 fans, including 150 honoured military guests, watched stars light up the stage in a show to back British troops around the world and raise money for the Help for Heroes charity.

Headlined by Robbie Williams , names as diverse as Jason Manford, Plan B, Jack Dee, The Saturdays, Katherine Jenkins, James Blunt, Alesha Dixon, Latin star Enrique Iglesias and the UK’s latest Number 1 boy band The Wanted.

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Opened by a spectacular performance by Alesha Dixon, the singer was joined for her single Drummer Boy by 40 drummers, filling the massive stage.

Alesha Dixon

Tom Jones followed, performing classic Green Green Grass of Home, girl group The Saturdays lit up the stadium, followed by two of 2010’s most acclaimed breakthrough artists Plan B, then Pixie Lott .

Pixie Lott

Former soldier James Blunt made a fitting appearance before The Wanted played Number 1 single All Time Low and woman of the moment Alexandra Burke , who scored a Number 1 single tonight with Start Without You, wowed the crowd.

James Blunt

The Wanted

Then classical crossover star, Katherine Jenkins brought the house down, onstage with Britain’s Got Talent winners Spellbound in a fantastic routine.

Alesha Dixon returned, followed by Enrique Iglesias before comedian Peter Kay introduced headliner Robbie Williams.

Enrique

Robbie tore into Let Me Entertain You and Come Undone, then introduced reunited Take That bandmate Gary Barlow for the night’s biggest exclusive, the first performance of their joint new single ‘Shame’.

Robbie, solo again, brought the crowd to their feet with Feel and then had 55,000 singing together, including HRH Prince Harry and his party of army friends, for his most famous hit Angels. Dedicating the song to soldiers and their families, Robbie put on the performance of a lifetime.

The show was hosted by the best of the UK’s comedy talent - John Bishop, Kevin Bridges, Jack Dee, Rhod Gilbert, Peter Kay, Jason Manford and Michael McIntyre and Debra Stevenson all kept the crowd entertained between the music.

Bruce Forsyth

Proceeds go straight to Help for Heroes to raise money to help fund further rehabilitation centres around the country.

PREVIEW OF THE EVENT:

James Blunt popped in to Heart ahead of the Heroes Concert.  He revealed to Toby who he's looking forward to seeing on the big day.

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Alexandra Burke talked to Toby about how excited yet nervous she is to be performing at the same event as childhood favourites Robbie and Gary.

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Tom Jones revealed what songs he'll be performing and told Toby what he thinks about Robbie Williams re-joining Take That.

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Alesha Dixon came in to Heart to talk to Toby about what to expect from her performance opening up the concert.  She also revealed what it was like to work with Gary Barlow.

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The show will be hosted by the best of the UK’s comedy talent - John Bishop, Kevin Bridges, Jack Dee, Rhod Gilbert, Peter Kay, Jason Manford and Michael McIntyre have all pledged their support.

All proceeds go straight to Help for Heroes to raise money to help fund further rehabilitation centres around the country.

Bryn Parry, CEO Help for Heroes:
"Help for Heroes is all about ordinary people doing their bit to support the men and women of our Armed Forces. We feel helpless when we hear about our young men and women being wounded and want to do what we can; with Help for Heroes we can make a difference. Over the last three years, hundreds of thousands have joined us in doing their bit and millions have been raised to improve the quality of life for some wonderfully brave people."

Robbie Williams & Gary Barlow Robbie and Gary

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