MILEY CYRUS dazzled the crowds at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend, closing the show on the second night with her hit Wrecking Ball.

The US pop star took to the stage in Middlesbrough at the end of the star-studded day of performances, which saw the likes of Stormzy, Mumford and Sons, Foals, Anne-Marie and Billie Eilish take to the stage.

Cyrus, 26, teased fans with her arrival on stage by first appearing in a video of herself eating food, rubbing it over her face and body.

She kicked off her set with a performance of her hit song Nothing Breaks Like A Heart.

Her set list also included her hits Party In The USA, Can't Be Tamed and We Can't Stop, for which Charli XCX made a guest appearance.

She also performed a rendition of Dolly Parton's Jolene, before ending her energetic set with Wrecking Ball.

Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac was among those sharing their admiration for Cyrus, tweeting: "Wow @MileyCyrus is a big ball of wild charisma. I love her. @BBCR1."

Cyrus' stint, a rare UK performance for the star, came after she made a surprise appearance during Mark Ronson's headline set at Big Weekend on Friday.

Earlier in the day, Jess Glynne was forced to pull out of her performance due to illness just hours before she was due to appear.

Radio 1 DJ Greg James told the thousands of revellers that she was unable to make it, and that US singer Khalid would take her place on the Main Stage instead of performing on the 1 For New Music stage.

James Arthur was a huge hit among the crowd, with fans chanting Boro's signature Pigbag tune before his arrival on stage.

Even the region's politicians were getting in on the act, with Stockton North's Alex Cunningham and Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald meeting up to enjoy the day


However, some fans were complaining that they were unable to get in to the second stage to watch big acts such as Stormzy, saying they thought he should have been listed for the main stage.

Earlier, Lewis Capaldi thrilled fans by turning up in a nearby Greggs branch.