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The European leg of Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 tour kicked off in style on Sunday as he returned to the city where he has ‘some history’.

Hip thrusting and trademark dance moves were a plenty as Justin effortlessly treated the sell out audience to some tracks off his new fourth studio album along with some Justified favourites such as Cry Me a River and Senorita.

There was a very grown up feel about this tour with songs such as Pusher Love Girl and Tunnel Vision being very well received by the 33-year-old’s adoring fans.

The man from Memphis certainly knows how to put on a show and flirted his way through it, he even took a break from gliding across the stage to talk to the audience and create a few laughs with his not so sharp English accent. JT spoke about when he first visited the arena back in 2003 as a solo artist saying: ‘So, 11 years and one month since we met – we’ve got some history. It is so, so good to be back in the UK’

He played two covers, Human Nature by Michael Jackson and Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis, which he dedicated to all the mums living in his ‘home from home’ on Mother’s Day before downing a celebratory shot .

Looking extremely dapper in his bow tie and cumberbund and, surrounded by his Gatsby-style 1930s disappearing/reappearing band, JT didn’t even seem to break a sweat during the jam-packed two and a half hour show.

Well known for his big performances, Mr Timberlake certainly didn’t disappoint.

The night was packed full of energy and it never slowed, even when he took a seat at a grand piano, strapped on an acoustic guitar, or when he was airlifted across the arena on a massive see-through platform.

His predominantly female fans screamed his name,sang along to the songs and danced in time to the beat right up until the very end.

Justin finished his show on a high with an explosive rendition of his smash hit Mirrors and reminded us that he has definitely still bringing Sexy Back.

Kim Mogg