Tom Jones and Mick Hucknall perform surprise duet at The O2 Arena - watch

5 March 2020, 13:49

Sir Tom Jones and Mick Hucknall perform surprise duet at The O2 Arena
Sir Tom Jones and Mick Hucknall perform surprise duet at The O2 Arena. Picture: Getty

By Rory O'Connor

Sir Tom Jones and Mick Hucknall reunited to perform a surprise duet together at The O2 Arena in London this week for charity event Music For The Marsden.

The two singers performed 'Ain't That a Lot of Love', a song which Simply Red released a house version of in 1999 which reached number 14 on the UK Singles Chart.

Sir Tom, 79, also covered the song with Simply Red on his 1999 duet album Reload.

Reload became the highest seller of Sir Tom's career, reaching number one on the British charts in 1999 and again in 2000.

The duo's surprise duet left the audience delighted, as both artists also performed their solo hits.

Mick later tweeted: "Always a pleasure singing with the Welsh Wizard!"

Sir Tom posted: "Thrilled, to hear last night’s benefit show @TheO2 has raised £1 million for @royalmarsden cancer charity.

"⁣It was an honour to lend my support amongst a line up of stellar musicians. #music4marsden."

It comes as Bonnie Tyler revealed she wants to record a duet with Sir Tom.

Speaking backstage to Smooth Radio about fellow Welsh artist Sir Tom, Bonnie smiled: "He’s fabulous, oh I’d love to work with Tom again. I did work with Tom in the 70s.

"We worked in Los Angeles and did a few shows over there. Of course, I was just a support act… not that he needs one. But I was there anyway and he was amazing.

Mick Hucknall and Sir Tom Jones perform surprise duet at The O2 Arena
Mick Hucknall and Sir Tom Jones perform surprise duet at The O2 Arena. Picture: PA

"But he’s just stronger than ever and his voice is amazing. He looks so good as well. He looks great with his grey hair now. I’m not brave enough to show mine yet, I still put my streaks in!

"I would love to work with Tom Jones. I would love to do a duet with him. You never know, if I bump into him later I might ask him one time. We might see him later on!"

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Managing Director of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, Antonia Dalmahoy, said: "What an incredible night! We are so grateful to these legendary artists for coming along and performing their hits tonight.

"I’d also like to thank all the celebrity hosts and the show producers and promoters who have worked so hard to make the show happen and to support this important cause, and of course everyone who bought a ticket who together have raised a huge amount of money.

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"The Royal Marsden has a long history of developing new treatments for cancer and much of this work has been made possible by supporters of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity."