Hackney girl Leona Lewis performs on home turf at Hackney Weekend

Pop superstar Leona Lewis told screaming fans that performing in her hometown of Hackney was like “a dream” for her.

The 27-year-old was the first artist to take to the main stage earlier this afternoon, and opened the Radio One Hackney Weekend music festival with “Coming Home”, a cover of Diddy Dirty Money’s song.

Her version featured rapper Wretch 32, who joined her onstage for the performance.

And there was another guest performance from the clearly-excited members of Hackney Empire Community Choir.

In between belting out her smash hit songs, such as “Bleeding Love”, the popstar said the event was a wonderful “opportunity” that allowed her to “perform where I live”.

“It’s like a dream,” she added.