SINGER Heather Small was forced to pull out of a cultural celebration after she became ill.
The M People star, who once dated Wigan RL legend Shaun Edwards, was due to sing the finale, Candi Statton’s You’ve Got The Love, at the live TV broadcast of Preston Passion from the city’s bus station on Friday.
However, she withdrew because of illness, leaving MOBO award-winning singer Jamelia to replace her.
The event is part of the Preston Guild - a historic celebration from 1179.
It is the only Guild celebrated in the UK and takes place every 20 years.