A TRIBUTE to Michael Jackson which is regarded as the best in the world is set to moonwalk into Bradford with a special guest.

Jennifer Batten, who was Jackson’s guitarist, is starring alongside world-leading MJ lookalike Navi in all-singing, all-dancing show, King of Pop — The Legend Continues.

The show is now scheduled for November 23 this year after being postponed from June.

Navi was hand-picked by Michael Jackson to act as his body double and was also invited to perform at two of the legendary musician’s lavish birthday parties, one in New York and the other Los Angeles.

Navi went on to star in Jackson tribute shows and eventually put together his own show King of Pop.

In the latest version he is joined on stage by Batten, who performed with Jackson across the globe on all three of his record-breaking world tours — the Bad World Tour (1987-89), Dangerous World Tour (1992-93) and History World Tour (1996-97).

She also featured heavily in the iconic Super Bowl half-time show — regarded by many as Jackson’s most spectacular performance.

The guitarist was initially booked to play on the Bad Tour but Jackson was so impressed that she joined him on the road for the next 10 years, playing to more than 4.5 million fans worldwide.

Batten said: “I’m really looking forward to playing Michael Jackson’s music again with a top notch tribute in the UK.

“I remember the crowds in the UK were mad crazy for Michael. Not too many acts could fill Wembley Stadium day after day, and year after year.”

Despite being on stage in front of full houses around the world, Navi says he was more frightened of plying his trade in front of just one person — Jackson himself.

Navi said: “To meet Michael was one thing, but to perform in front of the greatest entertainer of all time and to perform his songs was no easy feat and extremely nerve-wracking.”

The show at St George's Hall in Bradford will be packed full of hits, including ‘Thriller, smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Black or White and Man In The Mirror, as well as Jackson Five classics in a show suitable for the whole family.

Visit bradford-theatres.co.uk or call 01274 432000 to book tickets.