Will Young’s outfit steals the show on Pitch Battle
The jumpsuit very nearly caused a nasty mishap.
Will Young may only have been booked as a guest performer for the Pitch Battle final but he was the most talked-about part of the show thanks to an unusual outfit choice.
The singer wore a high-necked, sleeveless black jumpsuit with flared legs that split opinion among viewers and very nearly caused a live TV disaster with an accident on the stairs.
At one point during the BBC One contest’s final, he made his way towards the stage down a flight of stairs but appeared to trip on his jumpsuit, saved from falling by holding fellow guest performer Bebe Rexha’s arm.
Fans of the programme could not decide whether it was the greatest outfit of the evening or should have been rejected in the dressing room.
One fan gave it the thumbs up, tweeting: “Loved Will Young’s black kendo style outfit tonight! Very cool!”
Loved Will Young's black kendo style outfit tonight! Very cool!— Cybergirl (@Cybertongirl) July 22, 2017
Another added: “Best dressed award go to @BebeRexha & @willyoung on tonight’s @BBCPitchBattle Both looking #STUNNING”
Someone else tweeted: “@willyoung totally rocking that outfit. Even gma approves. She’s a big fan.”
. @willyoung totally rocking that outfit. Even gma approves. She's a big fan.— Catt (@sleepycatt) July 22, 2017
Another fan agreed: “@willyoung Rocking a Northern Soul look!! Love it.”
However, others joked that it was a bizarre choice.
One person tweeted: “@willyoung we called multiple decades of clothing… none of them want that outfit back! #PitchBattle”
Someone else wrote: “Just no will young just no #PitchBattle what the he’ll are you wearing..your not kylie”
Just no will young just no #PitchBattle what the he'll are you wearing..your not kylie— Graham Andrews (@grahamandrews81) July 22, 2017
Others thought he had taken inspiration from The Matrix.
Young proved a good luck charm for the group he sang with, Leeds Contemporary Singers, who went on to win the series.