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Michael Bublé joins Kylie for Rod Stewart's Christmas Show

Fans saw stars arrive to record Rod Stewart's Christmas Show at Stirling Castle earlier today.

Singer Michael Buble met fans he arrived ahead of his performance with Stewart in the ITV programme to be broadcast next month.

Michael Buble meets fans as he arrives for the Rod Stewart Christmas Special Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The singer is recording performances with Buble, Kylie Minogue and violinist Nicola Benedetti in the great hall of Stirling Castle.

He said: "Christmas comes early for me this year. I'm really looking forward to singing with Kylie and Michael and performing with Nicola.

Guests arrive for the Rod Stewart Christmas Special being filmed at Stirling Castle Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

"The show will be a real seasonal treat."

Tickets for the exclusive evening were distributed via a lottery with a dress code of "dinner jackets, kilts and cocktail dresses".

Nicola Benedetti arrives for the Rod Stewart Christmas Special being filmed at Stirling Castle Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A Historic Scotland spokeswoman said: "We are delighted that Rod Stewart is hosting his Christmas special at Stirling Castle's great hall.

"It will be seen by millions of people across the UK and is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the beauty of this spectacular castle.

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Kylie, Coldplay and Bowie set to leave EMI after takeover

Some of the world's biggest music artists, including Kylie Minogue, Coldplay and David Bowie are set to leave EMI after Universal's £1.2 billion takeover was given the go-ahead. The European Commission said the company may otherwise become too powerful.

Kylie Minogue performing at the Hammersmith Apollo Credit: Press Association

Universal must sell several of EMI's labels including Parlophone, home to Lily Allen and Pink Floyd along with its 50% stake in the Now! That's What I Call Music compilations.

Kylie and Jason could reunite in time for Christmas

The on-stage reunion of Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan could be resurrected in time for Christmas.

Pop stars and soap actors Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan could be reuniting for Christmas. Credit: PA Archive

Pop producer Pete Waterman had planned to reunite the pair at his outdoor Hit Factory concert, but it was cancelled earlier this month because of safety fears due to heavy rainfall and mud in London's Hyde Park.

Waterman said today: "We are going to do it again at Christmas. We are going to do two nights at the 02 or at least one night, we've just got to confirm one artist who is due to go home for Christmas, I'll give you a clue there."

He added: "I just have to convince that artist to stay here until at least Christmas Eve and we can do it all the way we want to."

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Kylie and Jason concert cancelled due to flooding

Flooding has cancelled the long awaited reunion of Kylie and Jason Credit: LD Communications.

Organisers have cancelled an outdoor concert starring Kylie Minogue celebrating the music of Pete Waterman as a result of ongoing poor weather just hours before it was due to take place.

The Hit Factory concert, also starring Jason Donovan and Steps, was due to be staged in London's Hyde Park on Wednesday.

Kylie Minogue set for special award to mark 25 years in music

Kylie Minogue is celebrating a quarter of a century in the music business Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Kylie Minogue is to pick up a special prize at the O2 Silver Clef Awards next week.

The pop princess is celebrating 25 years since her first single.

The event, in aid of music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins, is being staged at the London Hilton next Friday.

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