Family watches as McCartney returns to the stage

Paul McCartney’s first gig since his divorce battle went to court was a family affair.

Paul McCartney’s first gig since his divorce battle went to court was a family affair.

The star delighted fans by performing Beatles classics as well as solo material at last night’s concert, part of the BBC Electric Proms.

Among the crowd were two of Paul’s daughters – heavily pregnant fashion designer Stella, 36, with her husband Alasdhair Willis, and photographer Mary, 38.

The singer’s 90 minute performance went down well with fans and Paul returned for two encores.

The 65-year-old took to the stage exactly two weeks after appearing in court to thrash out a divorce settlement with Heather Mills, 39.

But he showed no sign of any anxieties, enjoying banter with the fans and playing their favourites.

The 3,000-strong crowd whistled when Paul took of his jacket and they even tried to persuade him to remove his shirt too.

Celebrities including DJ Chris Evans and his wife Natasha, Extras star Stephen Merchant, the Kaiser Chiefs, model Twiggy and Life On Mars star Philip Glenister were in the crowd.

The set, at the Roundhouse in north London, included Beatles classics Hey Jude, Let It Be, Back In The USSR, Eleanor Rigby and Lady Madonna.

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