A STAR singer has had to pull out of a performance but the Christmas jazz concert will still go ahead.

Rebecca Poole from Netflix series The Crown was due to perform at Jazz in the Church in Knutsford this evening, Friday, December 8.

Unfortunately, she has Covid and is unable to perform at St John’s Church.

Knutsford Guardian: Rebecca Poole has had to pull out of a Christmas jazz concert due to CovidRebecca Poole has had to pull out of a Christmas jazz concert due to Covid (Image: Jack Cotterill)

However, vocalist and pianist TJ Johnson has stepped in at the last minute so the show will go ahead as planned.

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Show organiser Jack Cotterill posted on social media: “I’m very sad that Rebecca Poole will no longer be performing at the Jazz in the Church show.

“Rebecca has come down with a bed ridden dose of Covid and we’ve made the sensible decision to postpone her appearance.

“Hopefully we will be able to invite her back in the new year.

“I’m sure you’ll wish her along with myself a speedy recovery.”

Rebecca, known as Purdy, recently appeared in the Netflix TV Series The Crown singing Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, during the scene depicting Charles and Diana’s first public dance.

The show is not being cancelled as another musician has kindly offered to perform.

Jack added: “I’m delighted we will be presenting my mate and wonderfully talented vocalist and pianist TJ Johnson.

“A huge thanks to TJ for pulling out all the stops in this time of despair to help me.

“This time last year he played the Christmas special Jazz in the Church show with great success.

“I dedicate my life and soul to these events, it would have been absolutely devastating to have to cancel the show entirely.

“I understand that some people will have booked on the basis that they purely wanted to see Rebecca perform and if that’s the case, contact me and I’ll organise a full refund.

“Deepest apologies for an inconvenience caused.”

TJ will be backed by Ed Harrison on bass, Jack on drums and Alex Clarke on sax.

Tickets priced £20 are on sale (cash only) at Tatton Perk coffee shop on Moor Park.

Visit jackcotterill.co.uk to book online.

Guests can bring their own drinks.

Under 16s are free with a paying adult.