Blue’s Pride at return to resort

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CHART-topping boy band Blue are set to use their headline performance at Blackpool Pride as a way of “re-connecting” with their fans.

That’s according to band member Simon Webbe who told The Gazette “he’s really looking forward” to visiting the resort with fellow bandmates Lee Ryan, Duncan James and Antony Costa.

The former Illuminations Switch-On stars reformed to take part in last year’s Eurovision and have been booked to perform at North Pier on Saturday, June 9 during Blackpool Pride.

Simon, 33, said: “I’ve been to Blackpool a few times, years ago. I’m really looking forward to it.

“We want to use this as an opportunity to re-connect with everybody and do some of our older hits. We may do a brand new track too.

“Hopefully we can get to Blackpool a bit earlier and spend some time at the attractions. We’ll definitely have to have some fish and chips.”

Blue, who have had number one hits with Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word, If You Come Back, and Too Close, split in 2005 when all four members decided to embark on solo careers.

But they are due to release a new single this summer after reforming.

Wristbands for Blackpool Pride cost £10 for adults and £5 for children. VIP wristbands are priced at £35.

Call the North Pier Box Office on (01253) 623304 for more details.