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Kim Wilde channels her inner rock chic in a sexy black corset for a performance in Leeds

She became a music icon after releasing hit song Kids In America in 1981.

And Kim Wilde proved she could still wow fans with an energetic performance as she took to the stage at Let’s Rock 80s in Leeds on Saturday.

The hitmaker, 60, looked sensational in a sexy black corset and a leather jacket as she performed for a crowd of fans in the city.

Showstopping: im Wilde proved she could still wow fans with an energetic performance as she took to the stage at Let’s Rock 80s in Leeds on Saturday

Kim showcased her incredible figure by slipping into a tight black corset and skintight jeans as she stormed the stage.

The hitmaker teamed her ensemble with a cropped leather jacket and a matching belt as she showed off her vocals.

Adding a pop of colour with matching red leather gloves and a slick of lipstick, Kim was in high spirits as she performed for a crowd of fans.

Storming the stage: The hitmaker looked sensational in a sexy black corset and a leather jacket as she performed for a crowd of fans in the city

Storming the stage: The hitmaker looked sensational in a sexy black corset and a leather jacket as she performed for a crowd of fans in the city

Iconic: Kim showcased her incredible figure by slipping into a tight black corset and skintight jeans as she stormed the stage

Iconic: Kim showcased her incredible figure by slipping into a tight black corset and skintight jeans as she stormed the stage

Joining Kim in Leeds was Spandau Ballet hitmaker Tony Hadley who also delivered a medley of 80s hits. 

Kim shot to fame with her hit Kids In America in 1981, with the international anthem being the work of her brother Ricky and dad, original British rock ‘n’ roller Marty Wilde, and at one stage she was shifting 60,000 copies a day.

She had seven more Top Ten singles in the UK but never a number one, however her reworking of the Motown classic You Keep Me Hangin’ On, which topped the US Billboard chart in 1986.

Throwback: Kim (pictured in 1985) became a music icon after storming the charts with hit song Kids In America in 1981

Throwback: Kim (pictured in 1985) became a music icon after storming the charts with hit song Kids In America in 1981

In the zone: She highlighted her figure in skinny jeans and added a rocker twist with studded sleeves

Star: Kim is pictured performing in Bristol in 1982

In the zone: She highlighted her figure in black skinny jeans and added a rocker twist with some studded sleeves (left, on Saturday and right performing in Bristol in 1982)

Last year, she spoke of missing out in the UK but achieving the US triumph, she said: ‘Although having a No 1 in America almost made up for it,’

She went on to sell more than 30 million records and won hearts thanks to her stunning good looks – something she took great pride in.

She said: ‘I feel very grateful that I got my mum’s gorgeous nose and my dad’s fabulous mouth’ however revealed she was bullied for her ‘Mick Jagger lips’.

Wowing: The hitmaker teamed her ensemble with a cropped leather jacket and a matching belt as she showed off her vocals

Wowing: The hitmaker teamed her ensemble with a cropped leather jacket and a matching belt as she showed off her vocals

Music legend: Adding a pop of colour with matching red leather gloves and a slick of lipstick, Kim was in high spirits as she performed for a crowd of fans

Music legend: Adding a pop of colour with matching red leather gloves and a slick of lipstick, Kim was in high spirits as she performed for a crowd of fans

Very cool: She also donned a fabulous personalised hat with her age and surname on the front

Very cool: She also donned a fabulous personalised hat with her age and surname on the front

Of her figure, she went on: ‘I had long legs and they did well with jeans. I knew how to wear a pair of jeans, that’s for sure.’

In 1987 Michael Jackson invited Kim to join him on his Bad tour and open 33 shows across Europe and the UK. She observed a superstar alone in his own universe.

She said: ‘He was an elusive character then, and kept himself to himself. We never sat and had a chat. We had a publicity photograph taken together and that was the longest we spent together.

‘I’ve met a lot of very famous people – I grew up with a very famous person in the house, my dad was the Robbie Williams of his day! – so fame doesn’t faze me at all…

‘But Michael Jackson was by far the most enigmatic character I’ve ever encountered. He was in another world, whatever that was.’

Two years after the tour, her own world came crashing down the day after her 30th birthday, when it dawned that her time as a pop phenomenon might be over.

‘I felt really lost,’ she says, ‘like I was closing in on myself. My inclination was to shut down. Having to deal with the fact that the success I’d had, which was so massive, had dissipated was very confusing.’

Here he is! Spandau Ballet star Tony Hadley was also suited and booted as he took to the stage for a performance in Leeds

Here he is! Spandau Ballet star Tony Hadley was also suited and booted as he took to the stage for a performance in Leeds

She was then found solace on turning her back on her life as it was, saying: ‘Within a year, I left London. I moved back up to Hertfordshire…

‘That was really the big turning point. I started noticing the natural world around me and getting involved in gardening and immersing myself in it. Nature brought me back to life.’

The singer bought and renovated a 16th-century barn with two acres, where she still lives with her husband, actor and writer Hal Fowler and their two children, Harry, 23, and Rose, 21.

Rocking it! He belted out his vocals as he performance an array of 80s hits


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