WATCH: Find out what Coldplay's Chris Martin said to eight-year-old Albie Clarkson in Whitby

Global music superstar, Chris Martin, took a break from filming for Radio One's Big Weekend to explore Whitby yesterday.

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 10:00 am
Updated Thursday, 20th May 2021, 10:02 am

The Coldplay lead singer was in good spirits as he chatted with passersby and posed for photographs on the Khyber Pass.

The international hit makers, whose offerings include, Clocks, Fix You and Hymn for the Weekend, were in Whitby to record a special performance for Radio One's Big Weekend.

The evening saw the illuminated abbey light up the skies across Whitby, culminating in a fantastic firework display.

Chris Martin met Albie Clarkson in Whitby. Pic: Rebecca Clarkson

Albie Clarkson. 8, was lucky enough to bump into the megastar who paused for a chat.

Albie's mum, Rebecca Clarkson, who runs The Haven Guesthouse in Whitby, said: "Chris was lovely and had a conversation with Albie, asking his age and name."

Radio One's Big Weekend features over 100 performances which will be broadcast over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.