Wolves legend Steve Bull surprises Robert Plant with award - VIDEO
Rock legend Robert Plant was left speechless at a glittering music awards ceremony in London – when he was presented with an honour by surprise guest Steve Bull.
Organisers of the UK Americana Awards at the historic Hackney Empire knew Black Country-born former Led Zeppelin frontman Plant was a huge Wolves fan – and secretly arranged for the club’s record goalscorer to present the 69-year-old with his lifetime achievement award.
Plant was left gobsmacked on Thursday night as legendary DJ Bob Harris called Bully to the stage in front of hundreds of fans at the iconic east London theatre.
And Bull’s wife Kirsty told the Express & Star: “The organisers kept it a big secret from Robert – Steve’s name wasn’t even on the guest list as they wanted to keep it as a real surprise.
“We were just named as ‘surprise’ and we were put in a private box to watch the show away from the stage so Robert couldn’t see us.
“We couldn’t be too near the stage because everyone knew if Robert heard Steve’s accent, he’d guess immediately.
“Robert was astonished when Steve was called on to the stage to present his award.”
She added: “It was a fantastic night – afterwards we gave the after-party a miss and we all ended up in the foyer of the Premier Inn having a glass of wine and a bag of crisps from the local off-licence with Robert Plant and his band!”
Plant was also presented with the award for Best Selling UK Americana Album of 2017 for his album Carry Fire. It has sold 54,580 copies, according to the Official Charts Company.