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Big Knight for Beverley as she celebrates milestone 50th birthday with a party

It was a night of fun and celebration for one of the region's best loved singers as she celebrated a special birthday.

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Beverley Knight

Beverley Knight was on top form as she played a 50th birthday gig on Thursday night in London, after her actual birthday the day before.

The Wolverhampton-born singer put on a huge show at Lafayette, with friends and colleagues from all over the country and from as far as Los Angeles and New York, as well as well-wishers from her home city.

Entertainers such as Lenny Henry, Jason Manford and Louise Redknapp were present, as were friends and family, and Beverley was given a birthday serenade and a cake from her husband James O'Keefe.

She took to Instagram to offer her thanks to everyone who had messaged her to wish her happy birthday, after her actual birthday on March 22.

She said: "My luvs!!! One of the greatest joys of my life was doing my 50th birthday gig and party last night.

"So many wonderful people showed up from all over the country and indeed the world from LA and New York all the way to my home town of Wolverhampton.

"My family and friends showed me so much love and my heart is full… But my feet are dead.

"I sang, I danced, then sang and danced some more.

"Thank you everyone of you for all your messages of love, I promise more new songs are on the way and I’m glad so many of you loved the little sneak peek last night.

"See you on the road on tour… In the meantime I’ll see you in Sylvia (2 weeks left!) xxx."

Beverley is starring as Emmeline Pankhurst in the hip hop musical Sylvia at the Old Vic Theatre in London until April 1.