Updated: Saturday, 16th November 2019 @ 3:17pm

Manchester Pride: 'Ariana Grande' frolics in Blackpool ahead of Pride Live – but all is not as it seems

Manchester Pride: 'Ariana Grande' frolics in Blackpool ahead of Pride Live – but all is not as it seems

| By MM staff

These pictures show ‘Ariana Grande’ frolicking in Blackpool just days before the singer is due to perform at Manchester Pride.

However, all is not as it seems.

The images are actually of a special rainbow-themed waxwork of the pop star to celebrate the singer’s upcoming Pride Live headline slot at Mayfield Depot on Sunday.

The colourful waxwork will be on display at Madame Tussauds Blackpool, which is offering free entry to anyone wearing a Manchester Pride wristband during the next week.

Matthew Titherington, general manager at Madame Tussauds Blackpool said: “Our attraction is fully supportive of Pride celebrations across the country and it was fantastic fun to dress our honorary Mancunian figure in recognition of her set this weekend.”

In one image, ‘Ariana’ can be seen wearing a rainbow-coloured bee t-shirt – just one year after the singer gave a thoughtful nod to Manchester by including a worker bee in her music video for No Tears Left To Cry.

Sunday’s performance will be the first time the 26-year-old has returned to the city since she held the huge fundraiser One Love Manchester in June 2017.

The one-day event saw a who’s who of the music industry take the stage at Old Trafford Cricket Ground to raise money for those who had lost their lives in the terror attack at Manchester Arena.

The pop princess was later made an honorary citizen of Manchester.