Paul Potts gives lockdown street performance to celebrate special 70th wedding anniversary

5 June 2020, 14:28

By Rory O'Connor

Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts gave a special street performance during lockdown.

The 49-year-old opera singer gave the performance on a street in Aberavon, Wales.

Paul joined the celebrations of a couple, Gwyneth and Gerwyn, by putting on a show on the street where they live.

In addition, it was the couple’s neighbour Hywel’s 90th birthday... so there was much to celebrate.

Paul Potts gives lockdown street performance to celebrate special 70th wedding anniversary
Paul Potts gives lockdown street performance to celebrate special 70th wedding anniversary. Picture: Paul Potts • PA

Paul sang a few songs, including crowd favourite 'Nessun Dorma' as people lined the streets while social distancing.

The singer said: "I was told about Gwyneth and Gerwyn’s 70th anniversary from their family via the local council who asked for a video clip to be sent to the couple.

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"I felt that as 70 years is such a significant achievement, that this wouldn’t be enough and decided that I would perform for them in their street.

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"It turned out that it was their next door neighbour Hywel’s 90th birthday also.

"There was quite a (socially distanced) street party atmosphere on the street and it was a real pleasure to be part of their celebrations, especially at a time like this."