Britney Spears thrilled a star-studded audience at the first show on the European leg of her Circus tour - Lindsay Lohan and Jennifer Love Hewitt were among fans in the audience in London on Wednesday night (03Jun09).
The pop superstar kicked off her run of concerts at the British capital's O2 Arena by descending from the ceiling on a circular trapeze, wearing a revealing corset and fishnet tights to sing her recent track Circus.
Spears was on dazzling form after a month's break from performing since she wrapped up her North American shows in May (09).
And she showed off a new toned figure in a range of figure hugging outfits, including a raunchy sequined number with nipple tassells and a ringmaster outfit, complete with whip.
The 27 year old delighted the audience by belting out all her classic hits - and surprised concert goers by remixing a selection of her tracks, including Baby One More Time and Womanizer, especially for her European tour.
The singer stopped during the gig and yelled to the crowd, "What's up London! I am so happy to be here tonight!"
And even after she had finished the energetic two hour show, Spears still found time to post a message on her Twitter.com page to all her devotees who were unable to attend the concert.
She writes, “Just wrapped my first show in London. I love all the remixed tracks and new costumes.”
Spears is performing nine shows in the U.K. and two in Ireland before taking the tour to the rest of Europe in July (09).