WATCH: The Piano from Channel 4 is back with a celebration in Manchester Arndale 

Channel 4 installed a giant seven-metre piano in Manchester Arndale on the weekend to celebrate the second series of its talent show, The Piano, hosted by Claudia Winkleman and featuring music stars Mika and Lang Lang.

Famous faces from Manchester and beyond joined members of the public in attempting to play tunes with their feet on a seven-metre piano. 

Joining the fun were media personality Christine McGuinness, Love Island All Stars winner Molly Smith, Hollyoaks actress Jorgie Porter, Celebrity Big Brother winner David Potts, media personality Scott Thomas and The Traitors runner-up Jaz Singh.

The community had a blast with the oversized piano, with a few individuals showcasing their improvisational skills.

Anthony Thomas from Gorton, aged 43, started playing piano 15 years ago: “I saw the first season of The Piano, and it blew me away.

“Everyone is talking about Lucy, and she is amazing.

“It blew me away to see somebody learn in a completely different way than everybody else.

“That show is fantastic; it optimises the piano to no end.”

Performer Danny Wilsher, who had appeared in the first series of The Piano, collaborated with Jaz Singh, further enriching the musical experience with their dynamic performance in the heart of Manchester in the weekend. 

The Piano returns to Channel 4 for a second series on Sunday, 28th April. 

Claudia Winkleman, world-renowned pianist Lang Lang, and international chart-topper Mika are again looking for talented pianists who display their talents on pianos at train stations across the UK, and they will have a chance to perform in a concert at Aviva Studios in Manchester.

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