Travis Kelce reveals it was his idea to join Taylor Swift onstage in London: “It was an absolute blast”

Taylor Swift travis kelceTravis Kelce (R) joins Taylor Swift onstage on June 23, 2024 in London, England. CREDIT: Getty/Photo by Gareth Cattermole/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management

Travis Kelce has revealed that he was the mastermind behind his ‘Eras’ appearance on stage with Taylor Swift.

READ MORE: Taylor Swift live in Edinburgh: The Eras tour finally hits the UK

The Kansas City Chiefs tight-end and Swift’s boyfriend appeared as a special guest during the ‘Tortured Poets Department’ segment of her setlist of her ‘Eras’ tour on June 24 at Wembley Stadium.

Swift was picked up off the floor by Kelce, who was dressed like the singer’s other backing dancers. As he placed her on her seat, and shook her awake, he dusted her off and got Swift ready to perform ‘I Can Do It With A Broken Heart’.

Now, during a new episode of his podcast New Heights, Kelce revealed that he jokingly floated the idea of making an appearance during the ‘1989’ portion of the show, which led to Swift asking him: “Would you seriously be up for doing something like that?”

“There was no bike in case I ran into somebody else or hit one of the dancers or anything,” Kelce said. “It was the safest option.” He went on to add that the ‘Bejeweled’ singer “found the perfect part of the show for me to come in,” and noted that it was an “honour” to stand beside a “true showman” like her.

The NFL player also opened up about the inspiration behind his dance moves while on stage with Swift. He shared that he was inspired by the scene in the 1994 film Dumb and Dumber where Jim Carey’s character starts tap dancing. “I always wanted to pull out this move, but I never knew like when I should pull it out where it made sense,” he explained. “That’s one of my favourite moves of all time!”

“It was an absolute blast,” he said. “It was such a fun, playful part of the show and it was like the perfect time for me to go up there, just be a ham and have some fun, not only with [Swift]… but the crowd and really try and get everybody excited for the rest of the show. It was awesome.”



 

 

 

 

He added: “I didn’t disappoint Taylor, so that’s all that really matters,” saying his only rule was “do not drop the baby. ‘Do not drop Taylor. Get her to the couch safe’.”

“When everyone found out that it was me — because it took a second for everyone to figure it out — that moment was pretty jarring. I was just like, ‘Oh shit,’ ” he said about the moment in which people realised it was him alongside Swift. “And you don’t realize how big that damn stage is. It is easily as big as a football stadium … it’s way bigger than I could have ever imagined.”

In a five-star review of Swift’s performance in Edinburgh, NME shared: “Despite being an arena show, in a huge, cavernous venue, Swift and her fans have managed to cultivate a community. Strangers swap friendship bracelets, laugh and cry together, and embrace the tour’s in-jokes and lore (for example shouting “one, two, three, let’s go bitch” during ‘Delicate’). It’s the power of Swift, an artist who’s inspired not only the renaming of a Scottish Loch, but also countless fans to come out and embrace being a part of the Eras family. With The Eras Tour, then, Swift’s managed to craft a marvel of a show that comes with a beating heart.”

In other news, Swift is set to bring her ‘Eras’ tour back to the UK next month for five more dates at Wembley Stadium. Paramore will also return and are set to serve as opening support again.

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