Paloma Faith commands attention and Sir Rod Stewart take to the stage for a London charity gala

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Paloma Faith and Sir Rod Stewart took to the stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

The Upside Down hitmaker, 40, stunned in a striking tiered metallic polka dot gown as she commanded attention on stage.

The star wore a red velvet corset over the frock, stunning the 5,000 strong audience at the Raise the Roof gala with her incredible vocal range.

Star: Rod Stewart, 77, also belted out his hits on stage at the event

Showstopper: Paloma Faith, 40, commanded attention in a silver metallic gown as she and Rod Stewart, 77,  took to the stage for a charity gala at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday

As her bleach blonde tresses cascaded to her shoulders, Paloma opted for a simple palette of make-up, adding a pop of colour with a cherry lip.

Paloma grasped the microphone passionately as she performed tracks from her back catalogue, joined at the piano by the evening’s organiser Jools Hollands.  

Meanwhile Sir Rod, 77, took to the stage to perform with a full band, donning a metallic silver suit for the occasion. 

Stylish: The star wore a red velvet corset over the frock, stunning the 5,000 strong audience at the Raise the Roof gala with her incredible vocal range

Stylish: The star wore a red velvet corset over the frock, stunning the 5,000 strong audience at the Raise the Roof gala with her incredible vocal range

Accompaniment: Paloma grasped the microphone passionately as she performed tracks from her back catalogue, joined at the piano by the evening's organiser Jools Hollands (pictured)

Accompaniment: Paloma grasped the microphone passionately as she performed tracks from her back catalogue, joined at the piano by the evening’s organiser Jools Hollands (pictured)

Statement: As her bleach blonde tresses cascaded to her shoulders, Paloma opted for a simple palette of make-up, adding a pop of colour with a cherry lip

Sing it: The singer appeared in her element as she performed a number of her hits

Statement: : As her bleach blonde tresses cascaded to her shoulders, Paloma opted for a simple palette of make-up, adding a pop of colour with a cherry lip

Confidently strutting his stuff on stage the singer completed the look with a matching tie and flower in his button hole.  

Rod wore his hair in his trademark youthful style as he appeared at home in the London venue. 

The music legend gave an enthusiastic show, throwing his arms in the air and strutting his stuff across the large stage.

Rocker: Meanwhile Sir Rod, 77, took to the stage perform with a full band, donning a metallic silver suit for the occasion

Rocker: Meanwhile Sir Rod, 77, took to the stage perform with a full band, donning a metallic silver suit for the occasion

Silver surfer: Confidently strutting his stuff on stage the singer completed the look with a matching tie and flower in his button hole

At home: Rod wore his hair in his trademark youthful style as he appeared at home in the London venue

Strut: Confidently strutting his stuff on stage the singer completed the look with a matching tie and flower in his button hole. Rod wore his hair in his trademark youthful style as he appeared at home in the London venue

Hosted by AJ Odudu and Jim Moir, the star-studded evening also featured performances from Emeli Sandé, Melanie C and  Olly Alexander. 

AJ put her incredibly toned arms on display in a striking red gown, which featured a low-cut neckline and cinched in at her slender waist. 

The Strictly star kept her accessories simple with just a delicate gold necklace and chunky ring.

Crooner: Rod performed a number of his hits as he grasped the microphone in his hand

Crooner: Rod performed a number of his hits as he grasped the microphone in his hand 

Singers and comedians: Also on the bill were comedians Harry Hill, Omid Djalili, Shaparak Khorsandi and Stephen K Amos

Singer: Sir Rod was joined by by a plethora of others stars at the fundraiser

Singers and comedians: Also on the bill were comedians Harry Hill, Omid Djalili, Shaparak Khorsandi and Stephen K Amos

Also on the bill were comedians Harry Hill, Omid Djalili, Shaparak Khorsandi and Stephen K Amos.

The fundraiser was organised by Jools Holland after he recently spoke for the first time about his battle with prostate cancer. 

He said: ‘Thankfully I was successfully treated for prostate cancer, but if more people were aware of their risk and caught the disease early, then more lives would be saved’. 

Songbird: Melanie C flashed a glimpse of her toned midriff in a camel suit with neon green cropped top

Stylish: Olly Alexander meanwhile opted for an all black ensemble

Songbirds: Melanie C (left) opted for a camel suite while Olly Alexander (right) looked stylish in an all black ensemble 

Hosts: Aj (left) and Jim Moir (right) kept the audience in stitches and they joked between acts

Hosts: Aj (left) and Jim Moir (right) kept the audience in stitches and they joked between acts 

Big stars: Van Morrison performed at the Raise the Roof fundraiser organised by Jools Holland

Big stars: Van Morrison performed at the Raise the Roof fundraiser organised by Jools Holland

Performance: Mel C brought the energy to her part of the show

Performance: Mel C brought the energy to her part of the show

Taking to the stage: Celeste wore a quirky purple dress for her performance

Taking to the stage: Celeste wore a quirky purple dress for her performance 

Adding: If Raise the Roof was able to achieve this and save one man’s life it would be the best thing ever that would come out of this.’

Speaking about his 2014 diagnosis earlier this year the musician said he didn’t notice that he had any ‘symptoms whatsoever’.

The 64-year-old who has been successfully treated for the disease, revealed that he was diagnosed following a routine blood test eight years ago.

Pipes: Emeli Sande stunned with her incredible voice as she donned a chic blue wrap dress for her performance

Pipes: Emeli Sande stunned with her incredible voice as she donned a chic blue wrap dress for her performance 

Good company: (From back L- R) Chris Difford, guest, Melanie C, Harry Hill, Paul Jones, Vic Reeves, Olly Alexander, Jools Holland, Gina Yashere, Van Morrison, Stephen K. Amos, Nitin Sawhney, Emeli Samde, guest, Shappi Khorsandi, AJ and Ruby Turner

Good company: (From back L- R) Chris Difford, guest, Melanie C, Harry Hill, Paul Jones, Vic Reeves, Olly Alexander, Jools Holland, Gina Yashere, Van Morrison, Stephen K. Amos, Nitin Sawhney, Emeli Samde, guest, Shappi Khorsandi, AJ and Ruby Turner

Jools said at the time: ‘I had no awareness of prostate cancer, no symptoms that I noticed whatsoever, until I was diagnosed following a routine blood test in 2014.’

The TV presenter said if more people were aware of the risks of the disease and could catch it early, then ‘more lives would be saved’.

He added: ‘If I can bring people’s awareness to the facts of prostate cancer then I would certainly stand on top of my piano and shout about it because I think it’s really important.’

Scary: Jools said at the time: 'I had no awareness of prostate cancer, no symptoms that I noticed whatsoever, until I was diagnosed following a routine blood test in 2014'

Scary: Jools said at the time: ‘I had no awareness of prostate cancer, no symptoms that I noticed whatsoever, until I was diagnosed following a routine blood test in 2014’

Incredible: AJ stole the show in her figure-hugging red dress

Wow: She looked great as she presented

Incredible: AJ stole the show in her figure-hugging red dress

Beauty: She showed off her radiance in the red dress as she posed before the event

Beauty: She showed off her radiance in the red dress as she posed before the event 

Pretty: Strictly star Katya looked great in a leopard print top for the event

Smile: She looked in great spirits

Pretty: Strictly star Katya looked great in a leopard print top for the event 

Confidence is key: AJ looked in her element as she presented on the stage

Confidence is key: AJ looked in her element as she presented on the stage

Celeste

Mel C

Big night: It was a star-studded event with the likes of Mel C and Celeste performing 

Commanding attention: Mel C looked typically stylish in a cream suit

Commanding attention: Mel C looked typically stylish in a cream suit 

Animated: He really knew how to work the crowd

Dance: He performed on stage

Animated: He really knew how to work the crowd 

Big name: He thrilled the crowds as he sang his greatest hits at the charity event

Big name: He thrilled the crowds as he sang his greatest hits at the charity event 

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