Taylor Swift was in a loved-up mood as she let down her guard and publicly snuggled up to boyfriend Joe Alwyn during an Ed Sheeran performance.
As Ed belted out slushy hit, and first wedding dance favourite, Thinking Out Loud, Taylor couldn’t resist singing along as Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball with Coca-Cola was brought to a rousing finale.
In footage posted to singer Stefflon Don’s Instagram account, Taylor cuddled up to her actor beau in their first openly public display of affection.
The singer, 27, and Joe, 26, usually do their best to hide from cameras, but Taylor was happily filmed belting out every word as Joe wrapped a protective arm around her.
Joe looked slightly more shy as he pulled Taylor in closer, dressed casually in a baseball cap and black jumper.
The pair joined the crowd as close friend Ed headlined the second night of the Capital event.
Earlier in the evening, supportive boyfriend Joe stood side of stage as Taylor kick started the show.
The Ready For It singer braved the plunging temperatures and snow to launch the annual party.
Perfectly dressed for a Christmas party in a pair of tiny velvet shorts and glittering croptop – finished with a pair tough military boots – Taylor stormed the stage at London’s 02 Arena.
Embracing her new darker image, Taylor put down her guitar and showcased some raunchy dance moves, twisting her body like the giant python slithering on the screen behind her.
It was Taylor’s first live performance in the UK for over a year and the excited pop star told the crowd she was thrilled to have seen ‘actual snow’ in London ahead of the Ball on Sunday.
Taylor was followed by acts including Big Shaq, Stefflon Don, Sigala and headliner Ed Sheeran.
Liam Payne, who also took to the stage, chatted to Mirror Online ahead of his performance – revealing what he had planned for Christmas with son Bear and girlfriend Cheryl.
He said: “The house has just been done up all Christmassy so there’s a lovely feeling around at the minute. I’ve been away for a little while so I’ve only seen pictures, that’s been the hardest thing about touring.”