Fearne Cotton to host Michael Jackson tribute concert

Wednesday September 28, 2011

It has been announced that Fearne Cotton will be hosting the Michael Jackon tribute concert alongside American actor and singer Jamie Foxx.

The concert will be held at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff on October 8.

The TV personality said she was "thrilled" to be part of such a memorable occasion.

She said: "I was always a massive fan of Michael Jackson himself. Without him there's a whole generation of performers and entertainers who might never have got their break in music.

"His contribution was crucial and his premature death a complete tragedy.

"I am really looking forward to enjoying the privilege of meeting his mother and other members of the Jackson family.

The concert is set to be a spectacular event with a line-up including The Black Eyed Peas, Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera and Smokey Robinson.

Jamie Foxx, who won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the biopic Ray, will be co-hosting with Fearne. 

The actor said he  was "honoured" to be involved. He said: "Michael was larger than life and I have admired him, honoured him, joked about him, but always loved and respected him.

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