10/09/2018 09:02 BST | Updated 10/09/2018 13:56 BST

Kylie Minogue And Jason Donovan Reunite To Perform ‘Especially For You’ At Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park


Kylie Minogue provided fans with a total nostalgia fest at her Hyde Park gig on Sunday night when she reunited with Jason Donovan on stage.

The pop princess was headlining Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park when she was joined by a gospel choir to sing ‘Especially For You’ - her 1988 duet with Jason.

After the second chorus she told the 70,000-strong crowd: “I need a dance partner”.

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Kylie Minogue on stage at Hyde Park

Cue Jason appearing from the wings who took Kylie in his arms before joining her on the mic to finish the song.

Jason later revealed that he hadn’t planned to join his ex-girlfriend on stage, as he was just there to watch the gig after turning up on his bike.

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Kylie and Jason hit No.1 with their duet 'Especially For You' in 1989.

He tweeted: “I literally turned up on my bike to support my friend @kylieminogue and next thing you know I’m onstage @BBCRadio2 Hyde Park in front of 70,000 people recreating those dance moves Especially For You 1988 .. mad! Loved every second. Thank you for all your support. Memories = magic.”

Jason wasn’t the only surprise guest at the outdoor show. Rick Astley also rocked up to sing ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ with Kylie, as well as taking Robbie Williams’ part on ‘Kids’.

Before he left the stage Rick told Kylie: “You are a beautiful, strong, wonderful woman. You’ve just made my night. You’ve made my year.”

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Kylie and Rick both enjoyed huge success as part of Stock Aitken and Waterman’s Hit Factory in the late 80s.

At one point, there were rumours that it was actually Rick singing on Kylie’s singles, but with his voice speeded up.

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