Self Esteem was joined by fairly the particular visitor at her Hammersmith Apollo gig in London tonight (March 17) – watch her welcome Mr Blobby to the stage beneath.
Within the present’s encore throughout her observe ‘The Finest’, Rebecca Lucy Taylor welcomed the ’90s childhood icon on stage, who proceeded to shred a guitar and dance with Taylor and her band.
Discussing the time she met Mr Blobby whereas showing on The Huge Breakfast, Taylor advised NME final 12 months: “It doesn’t get higher than that, does it? That day after I met Mr Blobby… I don’t want anything now. they used to place the voice on it? The vocoder? Clearly they didn’t have that, so the man within the swimsuit was making an attempt to not make any noise. Once I hugged him he’d simply be like, ‘blobby blobby’ in a standard man’s voice. Poor man.”
Requested what the pink and yellow icon was like, she replied: “Horny, form of fascinating, shorter than you suppose!”
Watch Mr Blobby be a part of Self Esteem in London beneath. Forward of the present, he shared photographs of himself exterior the gig on Instagram and wrote: “I’ve bought my shirt and my VIP tickets!! I can’t wait to look at my favorite [Self Esteem].”
Mr Blobby simply got here on stage through the encore at Self Esteem, I completely find it irresistible pic.twitter.com/YPIOWG7R6v
— Fred Nathan (@FreddieNathan) March 17, 2023
— AndrewTrendell (@AndrewTrendell) March 17, 2023
As I used to be going previous the Hammersmith Apollo for tonight’s Self Esteem gig I believed I noticed a man being ejected from the venue for dressing as Mr Blobby. However no – it was truly Mr Blobby. pic.twitter.com/nzSGJ4Rd4i
— Jonathan Sloman (blue tick in submit) (@SquidyUK) March 17, 2023
— Tamsin Selbie (@TamsinSelbie) March 17, 2023
— Twin Made – Offical Sport Knitter (@Twin_Made) March 17, 2023
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— Hankles (@HeinzJunkins) March 17, 2023
Reviewing the Oxford date of the tour, NME wrote: “On the finish of Self Esteem’s newest headline present in Oxford comes a second of pure pleasure. With the encore wrapped up and bows taken, Shirley Bassey‘s ‘This Is My Life’ begins blasting by the audio system.
“On stage Self Esteem (actual title Rebecca Lucy Taylor) and her band break into dance and start singing alongside, imploring their viewers to affix in. It’s an apt option to finish an infectious efficiency that’s already been crammed with ample moments of catharsis and ecstasy.”
At an earlier London gig on the tour, Self Esteem confirmed her help for Gary Lineker by carrying a t-shirt emblazoned with the phrases “Free Gary” amid a row between the BBC and Lineker after the latter known as the federal government’s controversial plan to ban folks arriving within the UK illegally from ever claiming asylum an “immeasurably merciless”.
See Self Esteem’s remaining UK tour dates, together with a fourth and closing London present, beneath.
18 – Albert Corridor, Manchester
21 – O2 Academy Sheffield, Sheffield
22 – Albert Corridor, Manchester
25 – Eventim Apollo, London
Elsewhere, the winner of an eBay public sale for an unique Mr Blobby costume then backed out simply an hour after bidding £62,000 for the merchandise again in January.
The costume was initially listed on the location for £39, however the value quickly elevated after attracting consideration on-line.
The vendor, a former BBC worker who wished to stay nameless, stated they weren’t stunned when the profitable bidder withdrew their supply.