80s heartthrobs Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan reunited on stage this Friday to perform their classic old school hit Especially For You, which was a dream come true for thousands of nostalgic fans who had gathered at London’s 02 Arena to watch them and other acts from Stock Aitken and Waterman’s Hit Factory, for a night titled Hit Factory Live – Christmas Cracker.
The two Aussies were real life loves when the song was originally released in 1988, and shot to number one, with more than a million copies sold in the UK alone. They split back in 1989 but looked right at home on stage together despite it being 23 years since performing together, with Jason even going as far as to lift pint-sized Kylie off her feet, much to the delight of the crowd.
Kylie looked much younger that her 44 years, sporting an unusual but cute asymmetric pleated mini-dress, while Jase looked dapper in his embroided suit.
Rick Astley, Steps, Bananarama, 2 Unlimited, Sonia and a scantily-clad Sinitta were also on the bill!
Sounds like a cracking night to me! Kylie was one of the first celebrities I was a fan of. I loved her and Jason as Charlene and Scott on daytime soap Neighbours and followed her pop career loyally in the 80s of the back of that! They made such a cute couple – the original Justin and Britney Spears, without the dodgy matching denim, shame they broke up (Kylie and Jase, not Justin and Brit). Never mind, here’s the original video of the song to cheer us up! Yay!