Singer Lizzie Jones to perform at Great Yorkshire Show

Lizzie Jones. Photo: Matthew Merrick.

Lizzie Jones is set to make history when she becomes the first singer to perform in the main ring at the 160th Great Yorkshire Show next month.

Lizzie will perform twice a day before thousands of visitors at the show which runs from July 10 to 12.

The talented soprano will sing with The Band of the Royal Armoured Corps as well as performing after a one minute’s silence held to remember one of the show’s longest serving commentators, Mike Tucker who passed away in March.

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Lizzie, from Halifax, was named Inspirational Woman Of The Year on ITV’s Lorraine Kelly show and has performed throughout the UK including live at Wembley Stadium ahead of the 2015 Super League Grand Final.

Show director Charles Mills said: “It is an absolute pleasure to have Lizzie Jones taking centre stage at the 160th show and making history as the first ever singer to perform in the Main Ring during the show. It will also be very special to see Lizzie perform before we pay tribute to Mike Tucker, a good friend of the Society and the show.”

Mum to three-year-old twins Bobby and Phoebe, Lizzie said: “The Great Yorkshire Show is such a fabulous prestigious event, I feel very honoured to be the first singer to be asked perform in the Main Ring. It promises to be a wonderful few days with so much to see and I am very excited to be a part of it and perform alongside the military band in my home county.”

Lizzie will also be one of the celebrities on the Kuoni Catwalk, alongside Countryfile’s Anita Rani and a host of local television personalities at 2.30pm on Tuesday July 10.

There are four fashion shows a day on the Kuoni Catwalk throughout the Great Yorkshire Show, with a one-off celebrity special on the Tuesday.

Eleswhere at the show, farmers will have the chance to win a tractor for a year thanks to a North Yorkshire family firm .

The Russell Group of Malton is offering visiting farmers the opportunity to enter a draw for the use of a New Holland T5.105, Europe’s best-selling tractor, for a year, with the winner announced at the end of the show which runs from Tuesday – Thursday 10 to 12 July.