Cheryl almost falls off stage at Newcastle Girls Aloud gig as she's 'pulled' by fan

Cheryl at Girls Aloud's Newcastle gig
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Cheryl was saved from a near fall off stage by a security staff member on Friday night after an overly excited fan seemed to almost pull her off the runway during Girls Aloud's set in Newcastle.

The event was memorable for the Geordie star as she received a massive response from her home crowd at the Utilita Arena. She and her bandmates were performing in Tyneside for the first time in 11 years and since the passing of late star Sarah Harding.

From the moment Cheryl sang her opening lines in the number 'Untouchable', she had the Tyneside audience captivated. Whenever she approached those in prime positions at the front, she was met with loud cheers and screams.

However, during the performance of 'Call The Shots', things nearly went awry for Cheryl. She extended her hand to a fan in one of the VIP pits near the stage front, and they seemed to grip it too hard. A security staff member at the arena prevented her from falling off the catwalk, reports Chronicle Live.

Fans in the Gift Wrapped Kitty Kat pits had paid between £100-£200 to get close to the group. However, others who witnessed the incident were quick to criticise the fan's behaviour.

After Cheryl's recent performance, fans expressed their outrage on X, with one stating: "Who ever that idiot was that tried pulling Cheryl of the stage tonight hope your ashamed of yourself," while another shared their account of the incident: "Cheryl was talking to a few people in the audience and he held out his hand. When she took it he pulled her. She almost fell but the security guard quickly grabbed her. Cheryl looked really shocked but she was ok."

During her heartfelt Newcastle gig, Cheryl spoke candidly about the significance of performing in her hometown, saying to her audience: "I don't think you could ever really know what it's like to be stood here, 22 years later, in a room full of Geordies. The place where I dreamed a dream."

She added: "You know, when I left from Central 22 years ago, I could never have imagined being with you all tonight. So thank you from the bottom of my heart, for everything you've done. I left with a suitcase and a dream and I've come back with my best friends 22 years later."