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Twitter hails Dolly Parton's Glastonbury performance

Dolly Parton has been the talk of Twitter after appearing on stage at Glastonbury. The country music legend was praised by her fellow celebrities who spent this afternoon hastily posting adoring tweets about her.

Presenter Graham Norton caused chaos at BBC Radio Two when he mysteriously failed to turn up to host his morning show. But he was tweeting from Poplar, London, expressing his delight at Parton's performance to his 800,000 followers. Including the Nine To Five singer's twitter handle in his post, he said: "@DollyParton Best. Thing. Ever."

Comedian Stephen Fry questioned Twitter claims that Parton was miming, saying: "I think I know quite a lot about how TV is made. Why are people saying @DollyParton is miming? She's fooling me..."

But when Sky News reader Kay Burley waded into the debate commenting "Well, Jolene was deffo helped along..." Culture Club front man Boy George accused the presenter of wearing false eyelashes. He added: "Leave our Dolly alone! Or I will tell about the fake tan and insteps too! Lol!"

Politicians were equally as enamoured with Parton, with shadow chancellor Ed Balls saying her final song was "absolutely brilliantly performed - Dolly at her best" and shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper simply tweeting "Go Dolly!"

Former Spice Girl Melanie C, radio DJ Lauren Laverne, television presenter Clare Balding, and comedian Alan Carr were all dazzled by her performance too, judging by their tweets.

Carr even suggested Parton perform on stand-up comedy television series Live At The Apollo because "she's hysterical".

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