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Swearing, skimpy outfits and suggestive dance moves: Miley Cyrus' Bangerz tour hits the UK

The UK leg of Miley Cyrus' Bangerz tour opened at London's O2 Arena last night. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Miley Cyrus' Bangerz tour hit the UK with a bang last night, with swearing, skimpy outfits and suggestive dance moves leaving some parents with a bad taste in their mouths.

Cyrus set the tone for show from the moment she made her entrance at London's O2 Area by sliding down a "tongue" which came out from an image of her face at the back of the stage.

Wearing a silver leotard with a pair of glittering lips attached, Cyrus alluded to her recent ill-health by yelling, "I'm not going down without a mother f*****g fight!"

Former Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus made an entrance by sliding down a replica of her own tongue. Credit: REUTERS/Olivia Harris

The former Disney star launched into tour opener SMS (Bangerz) accompanied by a pantomime horse, a little person and a troupe of dancers.

Although her spirited performance - complete with "twerking" - obviously impressed her young fans, it seems it did not go down as well with some of their accompanying parents.

Miley Cyrus even added the warning 'Parental advisory explicit content' behind her on stage. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

One father, who was at the gig with his 15-year-old son, said, "It would be different if it was a good show. But it's not even a good show."

"She's lost the plot," another complained.

But one parent who did not complain was Lily Allen, writing on Twitter:

Child protection expert Mark Williams-Thomas tweeted:

The tour continues in Leeds on Saturday, followed by Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham.