Thurrock based singer Ruti Olajugbagbe is set to perform as part of Adele's London gigs.

The performer from Stanford-le-Hope was crowned the winner of The Voice in 2018.

Ruti, who attended the Gable Hall School, in Corringham, was crowned champion after three incredible performances, with her final song, Dreams by The Cranberries, to be released as her debut single.

The Easy On Me singer has picked "artists that I'm obsessed with" to support her at her outdoor London gigs on 1 and 2 July.

Kacey Musgraves, Gabrielle and Mahalia are among the big names that will be joining Adele on the main stage.


And 22-year-old Ruti says she was on the Tube when she found out she'd be joining them.

"My agent took the call. And she was like: 'Do you want to play the Adele show?," Ruti tells Radio 1 Newsbeat.

"I screamed in Tottenham Court Road station and lots of people were staring at me.

"I don't really know how to explain it when I think about it and talk about it, because it's quite unbelievable for me."