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Jessie J to sing for first dance?

Jessie J will help a young couple celebrate their nuptials after being booked to play at their wedding venue on their big day.

The Who You Are singer is set to perform for around 15,000 fans at Durham County Cricket Club on the same day that Sam Slater and fiance Chris Taylor plan to tie the knot there.

Jessie, who will be playing a headline slot as part of the venue's Durham Summer Nights programme, told The Chronicle that she would make sure to go and say hello to the bride and groom and hinted that she might even perform for their first dance.

She said: "I can't wait to be part of Sam and Chris's big day.

"It's going to be a really special gig and I am very excited about performing. Bring on the first dance!"

Sam admitted the couple were unhappy when they first discovered their wedding venue had been double booked, but were delighted when they discovered it was Jessie.

She said: "We weren't very happy about it at first, but when we found out it was Jessie J we perked up a bit. In fact, we were ecstatic.

"When the evening guests come, we have a massive balcony overlooking the stage so they will see the whole concert. It finishes at 10pm so we have a disco booked later. I'm having to wait until 10pm to do my first dance."

Sam added: "We'd like our first dance to be the acoustic version of Jessie's single Wild. They asked us which song of hers we would choose, so here's hoping they have something up their sleeves."

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