Taylor Swift brings Travis Kelce on stage for the first time - sending fans into a frenzy

24 June 2024, 02:25 | Updated: 24 June 2024, 07:31

Taylor Swift's American football player boyfriend made a surprise appearance on stage during her performance at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

Travis Kelce, 34, appeared in a morning suit, bust out a few dance moves and carried the singer, who pretended to faint, to a red sofa during the middle of the show.

His appearance during the short skit, where Swift appears to "drop dead" during the song The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived, sent the crowd of almost 90,000 wild.

The US pop star then changed into a two-piece sequin costume - while Kelce pretended to top up her makeup - and performed I Can Do It With A Broken Heart from her latest album, The Tortured Poets Department.

In another nod to Kelce, Swift ended her show with the song Karma, changing the lyrics to say "Karma is the guy on the Chiefs, coming straight home to me" - referencing NFL team the Kansas City Chiefs he has played for since 2013.

It is the first time the footballer has appeared on stage, having been in the crowd for the first three shows out of eight Swift will perform at Wembley in total this year.

He has been romantically linked with the pop star since September 2023, with Swift having attended a number of football games, including the Super Bowl won by Kelce's team back in February.

Kelce joined Swift in meeting the Prince of Wales and his children George and Charlotte who attended the concert on Friday.

The London concerts drew a host of other celebrity faces including rock legends Sir Paul McCartney and Jon Bon Jovi.

A video, widely circulated on social media, on Sunday showed Beatles star Sir Paul, 82, walking through an area of the stadium separated from fans, while a photo appeared to show rock star Bon Jovi, 62, in shades and a pink hat watching Swift's performance.

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Actor Hugh Grant, broadcasters Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Emily Maitlis, Hollywood legend Tom Cruise, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, Bridgerton's Nicola Coughlan and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer also appeared to Shake It Off over the weekend.

The billion-dollar Eras Tour takes fans through Swift's back catalogue, including hits from albums 1989, Red and Midnights.

The revamped set list, which she first unveiled at the Paris shows, also includes songs from her latest album, released in April.

To celebrate her arrival in the capital, murals, a special Tube map, a Taylor trail and a series of events were created.

The tour will now move to Dublin but Swift will return to London to play another five nights at Wembley in August.