Pixie Lott wowed unsuspecting Battersea Power Station shoppers when she and her band played a surprise pop-up charity gig.

The surprise 'Life Lounge' performance was in conjunction with Cancer Research UK helping launch their new 'Plays for Life' playlist - a new initiative alongside their famous Race for Life charity run. She was heard singing classics like Boys and Girls, All About Tonight plus a sneak peek of her new hits.

Cancer Research UK has invited the nation to submit their favourite songs to the 'Plays for Life' playlist to mark the launch of the Race for Life 2024 season. Pixie said: "So many of the important moments in my life have a particular song linked to them, evoking a memory which takes me straight back.

“Music is such a powerful tool and I'm excited about adding my track to the Plays for Life playlist and hearing what other songs are being added. Every time I hear Everybody's Talkin' I think of my Nan.

"I love that it is an emotional song, but that it has a positive feel, that's why I thought it would be a great addition to the playlist. Race for Life is such an important event, helping to fund vital life-saving cancer research, so I'm delighted to play a small role in getting the message out there."

The gig was held less than a mile from where the first Race for Life started in 1994. The new Plays for Life scheme is twinned with Race for Life after new research found the majority of British adults who listen to music find it motivates them when they exercise (92 per cent), and that music makes them feel that they have a boost of energy when doing so (91 per cent).

So, the playlist aims to inspire people to sign up for a local Race for Life event and provide some extra motivation for those who may be training for a Race for Life near them this year, with the message that every step taken helps to fund life-saving cancer research.