Celebrities take center stage in open-top buses to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee

Two hundred famous faces took Britain on a journey down memory lane yesterday in a cavalcade spanning the eight decades of the Queen’s reign.

Models Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell joined actress Patsy Kensit on an open-top bus that took us back to the 90s.

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Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and other 90s stars took part in the paradeCredit: Getty
Shirley Ballas gave up royal fans

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Shirley Ballas gave up royal fansCredit: Getty
Holly Willoughby looked like she was having an amazing time

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Holly Willoughby looked like she was having an amazing timeCredit: ©Karwai Tang
Sir Cliff Richard just couldn't contain his excitement

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Sir Cliff Richard just couldn’t contain his excitementCredit: PA

They were joined on the upper deck by cosmetics guru Charlotte Tilbury, Idris Elba, Phoebe Dynevor of Bridgerton, pop stars Neneh Cherry and Nile Rodgers and violinist Vanessa Mae. On the side of the double-decker bus were pictures of the Spice Girls.

Naomi, 52, said: ‘It was an amazing day and I’m honored to be here to greet the Queen. Our bus was iconic but we were dazzled by the 80s bus.”

Kate, 48, wore a Vivienne Westwood Union Jack vest.
Each bus was decorated with photos of stars, news stories and fashions from their designated decade.

The big names of the 1950s were cheered on by Prince Charles and Camilla. Movie favorite Hayley Mills, singer Sir Cliff Richard, actresses Anita Harris and Bonnie Langford, boxer Chris Eubank, TV presenter Gloria Hunniford, opera singers Katherine Jenkins and Lesley Garrett, DJ Paul Gambaccini and the Ballet star Wayne Sleep all brought the 1950s to life.

Sir Cliff, 81, said: ‘It was the greatest of honours. Even though we were all singing together, it was individual – just for Her Majesty.

DJ Tony Blackburn was an MC on the 1960s double-decker with former Blue Peter presenters Anthea Turner, Valerie Singleton, Peter Purves and Peter Duncan, as well as children’s television favorite Basil Brush.

Corrie veteran Bill Roache, TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh, actress Caroline Quentin and presenter Kate Garraway were also on hand.

The 1970s were represented by Noddy Holder, Angela Rippon, Chris Tarrant, Debbie McGee, Craig Charles, John Craven, Johnny Ball, actor Patrick Mower, chef Rick Stein, judge Strictly Shirley Ballas and actress Stephanie Beacham.

The biggest cheer of the day was for the float carrying the singing cast of Mamma Mia! of the West End.

Lead singer Mazz Murray, 48, revealed: “Twenty years ago I was a young singer on the roof of the Palace with Brian May. Being here today is a dream come true.

Mazz took to the stage after the Queen’s balcony appearance yesterday to sing Abba hits to the crowd.

A 1980s bus carried Olympic ice dancers Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. They were joined by Games greats Daley Thompson, Duncan Goodhew, Sharron Davies and Tessa Sanderson.

Also on board were TV and theater stars Anthony Head, Letitia Dean, Simon Callow and Nigel Planer, presenters Eamonn Holmes, Ruth Langsford, Timmy Mallet and Gary Lineker, music mogul Pete Waterman and singer Tony Hadley .

Pudsey, the BBC Children in Need mascot, was also on the upper deck.
Hairy biker Si King, Gok Wan, comedian Chris McCausland and Olympic heroes Sir Mo Farah, Dame Kelly Holmes and Sally Gunnell hitchhiked on the 2000s bus carrying a giant photo of the late singer Amy Winehouse.

AJ Odudu, Holly Willoughby, Rylan Clark, Joe Wicks and Nicole Scherzinger were on the 2010s bus.

Car and bike stars also joined in the phenomenal Platinum Jubilee competition. Olympic gold medal-winning cycling aces Sir Jason and Dame Laura Kenny and Sir Chris Hoy rode 300 bikes through the mall.

Half a dozen ladies were also driven in Jaguars, including movie icon Joan Collins and 60s model Twiggy.

They drove the 1½ mile course near Buckingham Palace, but Judge Bake Off Prue Leith’s car broke down. Earlier, a parade of 1,800 servicemen and women – along with 200 horses – took 19 minutes and 30 seconds to pass the Queen Victoria Memorial.

The extravaganza was the brainchild of pageant master Adrian Evans, 64 – the man behind the ill-fated rain-spoiled Diamond Jubilee procession.

He spent 18 months planning the cavalcade of nostalgia and said: “After the glitz of Thursday and Friday, we wanted to show the eccentricity of Britain over the past 70 years. We won a World Cup, there was the first foot on the Moon.

“The world has changed, but the Queen was a constant presence throughout it all.”

DJ Tony Blackburn was an MC on the 1960s double-decker with former Blue Peter presenters Anthea Turner, Valerie Singleton, Peter Purves and Peter Duncan,

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DJ Tony Blackburn was an MC on the 1960s double-decker with former Blue Peter presenters Anthea Turner, Valerie Singleton, Peter Purves and Peter Duncan,Credit: Reuters
Olympic heroes Sir Mo Farah, Dame Kelly Holmes and Sally Gunnell hitchhiked on the 2000s bus carrying a giant photo of the late singer Amy Winehouse

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Olympic heroes Sir Mo Farah, Dame Kelly Holmes and Sally Gunnell hitchhiked on the 2000s bus carrying a giant photo of the late singer Amy WinehouseCredit: Getty

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