Osmond fever hits Sheffield - SLIDESHOW

DONNY fever was in full force last night - and it had nothing to do with Doncaster Rovers trip to Wembley.

The commotion was all about the appearance of Donny Osmond, at a packed Sheffield Arena.

The baby faced 50-year-old has been a regular visitor to these parts in recent years - but last night was a bit special.

This time he brought the family - Alan, aged 58, Wayne, 56, Merrill, 55, Jay, 53, Marie, 48, and Jimmy, 45 - as part of the Osmonds 50th anniversary world tour.

The occasion was more a party than a performance.

Long before they came on stage the chant went up: "Bring on the Osmonds."

Giant balloons bounced around as the baying crowd was showered with party streamers and tickertape.

And like all good parties the cheese was in plentiful supply - and how the thousands of guests loved it.

For more than two hours the family had them up dancing and singing along to songs from their massive back catalogue.

A wholesome and cheesy bunch they may be - but no one should deride them for that.

Last night they proved that despite advancing years they can still hold an audience captivated.

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And that Donny still has the girls - most of them old enough to know better - screaming with a simple smile.

The one thing that was in short at last night's party - blokes.

It seems that not even Crazy Horses never mind wild ones could drag them there in any numbers.

Still one fella called Rob did get a treat.

First he was dragged to the show by his missus then he was dragged on stage by the delightful Marie.

She challenged him to a drinking contest - water of course - and beat him hands down.

What a gal - what a party.


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