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Will Smith to headline Livewire festival in Blackpool

Hollywood star Will Smith is to make his rapping return alongside longtime collaborator Jazzy Jeff. Photo: PA

Hollywood star Will Smith is to make his rapping return in Blackpool alongside longtime collaborator Jazzy Jeff.

Smith launched his career with the DJ, real name Jeff Townes, as DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince, before Smith moved into acting with hit TV series The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.

The Summertime hit-makers never officially split up and last performed together on The Graham Norton Show in 2013.

They teased a reunion tour last year and have now been confirmed for a rare UK appearance as Sunday night headliners at the Livewire Festival in Blackpool in August.

Townes confirmed the news on Twitter, posting an old video of the pair performing together and writing: "And THIS IS HAPPENING!!! #JJFPReturn".

Also performing at Livewire are The Jacksons, who will headline on Friday night, Jason Donovan, Pepsi & Shirlie and Pete Waterman's Hit Factory.

The Livewire Festival takes place from August 25 to August 27, while the duo will also play MTV Summerblast in Croatia on August 26.