Justin flies high on stage

Justin Timberlake performing at the Sheffield Arena
Justin Timberlake performing at the Sheffield Arena
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Superstar Justin Timberlake returned to his ‘home from home’ Sheffield with a bang – wowing a packed Motorpoint Arena with an elevating stage that rose over the audience.

The singer pulled out all the stops on the first night of his European20/20 Experience Tour leg on Sunday.

His pelvic thrusting, piano playing, falsetto solos and even shot-drinking – in a toast to all mums on Mother’s Day – had the crowds screaming for more.

And they went wild when the hydraulic stage lifted up and travelled backwards, giving every fan in the arena the chance to see their idol up close.

Justin spoke of how the arena was the scene for his ‘first solo show ever’ in May 2003.

He added: “So 11 years and one month, that’s when we met – we’ve got some history.

“It is so, so, so good to be back in the UK.”

The Memphis star was joined by a full band, dancers and hi-tech light show.

Hits from the past – including Like I Love You, My Love and an explosive Cry Me a River – were updated to reflect a more grown-up style.

But the dance moves of old were back, as he gyrated and flirted across the stage from beginning to end.

New tracks from his fourth studio album, including Pusher Love Girl and the catchy TKO, got fans jumping and covers of Elvis’ Heartbreak Hotel and Michael Jackson’s Human Nature brought the house down.