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Dame Shirley Bassey unveils handprints at Wembley's 'Square of Fame'

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Dame Shirley Bassey has unveiled a bronze plaque with her handprints at the SSE Arena in Wembley.

The Welsh singer, 82, said she felt "honoured" as she returned to the venue to unveil her plaque in Wembley Park's "Square of Fame" 60 years after she first performed there.

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The Tiger-Bay born star performed to a crowd of 9,000 people in the first ever concert to take place at the arena in 1959.

Others honoured in the "Square of Fame" include Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Lionel Richie and George Michael.

I am honoured to have been asked back to The SSE Arena, Wembley, after 60 years to unveil my handprints in Wembley Park's iconic 'Square of Fame'.

It is incredible how much Wembley Park has transformed over the years, and I am delighted that my bronze plaque will forever be included in one of the UK's largest collection of handprints next to so many iconic artists.

– Dame Shirley Bassey
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"We are so honoured to have Dame Shirley Bassey revisit The SSE Arena, Wembley, unveiling her handprints to celebrate a momentous 60 years of entertainment - it's a nostalgic reminder of the amazing artists we have had perform here and how many are still to come. The Dame's performance was such a significant occasion for The SSE Arena, Wembley, entertaining thousands of guests - we look forward to entertaining many thousands more over the next 60 years.

– John Drury, vice president and general manager SSE Arena
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