Jingle Bell Ball 2021: Becky Hill and Olly Alexander dazzle in bright outfits as they lead arrivals

Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball with Barclaycard kicked off in style on Saturday as a host of the biggest names in music gathered at London‘s O2 Arena to put on a show to remember.

And leading the way were Becky Hill and Olly Alexander, who caught the eye in showstopping ensembles as they graced the red carpet on day one of the two-day musical extravaganza.

Becky, 27, pulled out all the stops as she slipped into a sparkling orange co-ord in which she which she flashed a glimpse of her toned tummy.

All-star arrivals: Becky Hill and Olly Alexander led the way as Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball with Barclaycard kicked off in style on Saturday at London’s O2 Arena

While Years & Years star Olly, 31, wowed in a multi-coloured leather jacket which popped against the rest of his black outfit. 

Becky dazzled in her structured top which featured bold shoulders and strap detail which emphasised her slender waist.

The Lose Control hitmaker added embellished drop earrings to her look, while her blonde locks were swept into an elaborate style ready for her big performance.

Meanwhile, Olly teamed his colourful biker jacket with a black hoodie and roll neck jumper, teamed with black trousers. 

Tangerine dream: Becky, 27, pulled out all the stops as she slipped into a sparkling orange co-ord in which she which she flashed a glimpse of her toned tummy.

Stunner: Becky dazzled in her structured top which featured bold shoulders and strap detail which emphasised her slender waist

Bold: Meanwhile, Olly teamed his colourful biker jacket with a black hoodie and roll neck jumper, teamed with black trousers

The Desire singer accessorised with black and white shoes and a chunky silver bracelet.

While at the event, Olly hinted he wants to see a second series of his highly successful TV show, It’s A Sin. 

Speaking exclusively to MailOnlie at the event, he said: ‘I mean I would love to see a second series and see what happens to Gill, Ash and Roscoe.’ 

However, he also pointed out that the show creator, Russell T Davies, will likely be busy with other work commitments. 

Olly added: ‘I would love that but I think Russell’s gonna be really busy with Doctor Who.’

Speaking on Doctor Who, he ramped up already intense speculation that he could be appearing in the latest series, despite ruling himself out of the top role recently.

‘Yeah maybe I would appear as a companion on Doctor Who,’ he suggested.  

Cool: The duo were in good company on the night as they were joined by singer Tom Grennan, who was drafted in at the last minute to replace Coldplay, who were forced to pull out after members of their team tested positive for Covid-19

Merry Christmas: Jax Jones meanwhile got into the festive spirit as he donned a Gucci Santa Claus outfit complete with an enormous red fluffy hat

Work it: While Australian singer-songwriter Celina Sharma put on a leggy display in a navy velvet mini dress teamed with thigh-high white boots

The duo were in good company on the night as they were joined by singer Tom Grennan, who was drafted in at the last minute to replace Coldplay, who were forced to pull out after members of their team tested positive for Covid-19. 

The music star, 26, appeared excited for his big gig, dressing up in a silk champagne shirt and black trousers.

Speaking to MailOnline ahead of his performance, Tom shared his joy at joining the line-up, explaining: ‘I’m excited man, I’m over the moon to be here. 

‘I got the call late last night. I watched a film and it drifted me off nicely to sleep. I woke up early excited and ready to do a show.’

He continued: ‘I turn nerves into excitement. My manager has been my biggest mentor in the industry.’

On who he’s love to work with in the future, the Little Bit Of Love singer said: ‘I’d love to collaborate with Dua Lipa but I’ve never spoken to her about it. Kendrick Lamar too, these are big names man so who knows so right now, I’m just concentrating on tonight!’ 

Look who it is: Elsewhere, in a surprise appearance, former Health Secretary Matt Hancock put on a cheerful display as he graced the red carpet

Keeping things casual: The MP, 43, ditched his usual suit and tie for a more relaxed black roll neck jumper and jeans as he arrived to watch the likes of Justin Bieber and Jesy Nelson perform

Chilled: Matt – who has plenty of time on his hands now he’s no longer in his high-profile role after being caught cheating with millionaire lobbyist Gina Coladangelo in June – was all smiles as he posed for snaps at the pop event

Down time: He finished off his laidback look with a pair of navy and brown trainers, while he excitedly clutched a programme and wore a lanyard around his neck ahead of the concert

Jax Jones meanwhile got into the festive spirit as he donned a Gucci Santa Claus outfit complete with an enormous red fluffy hat.

While Australian singer-songwriter Celina Sharma put on a leggy display in a navy velvet mini dress teamed with thigh-high white boots. 

Elsewhere, in a surprise appearance, former Health Secretary Matt Hancock put on a cheerful display as he graced the red carpet.

The MP, 43, ditched his usual suit and tie for a more relaxed black roll neck jumper and jeans as he arrived to watch the likes of Justin Bieber and Jesy Nelson perform. 

He finished off his laidback look with a pair of navy and brown trainers, while he excitedly clutched a programme and wore a lanyard around his neck ahead of the concert.  

Matt – who has plenty of time on his hands now he’s no longer in his high-profile role after being caught cheating with millionaire lobbyist Gina Coladangelo in June – was all smiles as he posed for snaps at the pop event.

It comes as Lil Nas X and Coldplay have been forced to pull out of Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball this weekend after members of their teams contracted coronavirus.

Organisers have made changes to the schedule, adding rapper ArrDee, 19, and singer Tom to the line-up, and extending Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran‘s sets.

Capital FM bosses said in a statement: ‘Sadly we have had to announce that Coldplay and Lil Nas X have had to pull out of performing at this weekend’s Jingle Bell Ball with Barclaycard.

‘Both acts have had members of their teams test positive for Covid-19 and therefore are not able to perform.

‘We’d like to wish the very best and a speedy recovery to Coldplay, Lil Nas X and their teams.

‘Of course, everyone at Capital is absolutely gutted, but the show must go on…

Last minute change: Lil Nas X, 22, and Coldplay have been forced to pull out of Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball with Barclaycard this weekend after members of their teams contracted coronavirus

On hold: Chris Martin’s band Coldplay apologised for being unable to perform in a statement, adding that they would also not appear on The Voice of Germany on Sunday

Apology: Capital FM bosses announced the news in a statement, saying rapper ArrDee, 19, and singer Tom Grennan, 26, had been added to the line-up

‘ArrDee and Tom Grennan will be joining the line-up. ArrDee will be taking to the Jingle Bell Ball stage on both Saturday and Sunday night, while Tom Grennan will be performing on Saturday night.

‘We’d also like to confirm at this time, Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran will be playing extended sets on their respective nights.

‘The UK’s biggest Christmas party goes on. We look forward to seeing you this weekend!’  

Speaking out: Coldplay took to their Twitter account to apologise to fans after a member of their touring team contracted Covid

Well wishes: Lil Nas X said he didn’t want to be ‘irresponsible’ and perform, and wished his fans well in a video message on Capital FM’s Twitter page

Coldplay said in a statement: ‘We regret to say that, due to positive COVID-19 cases in the band’s touring party, we’re no longer able to perform at Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball tonight in London or on The Voice of Germany on Sunday.

‘We send out love to the individuals affected and wish them a swift recovery.

‘We’re so sorry to cancel at the last minute and apologise to everyone concerned.

‘Thank you, as always, for your support.’

In a video on Capital FM’s Twitter page, Lil Nas X said: ‘Hey guys, sorry I couldn’t make it, a few of the members of my team got Covid and we just don’t want to be irresponsible and risk it.

‘Hope you guys have an amazing time. I love you and I’ll see you soon.’ 

Other acts set to perform include Mabel, Joel, Anne-Marie, KSI, JLS, Griff and Jesy Nelson.

Born to perform: Tom Grennan will now appear, with Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran also extending their sets on their respective nights

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