Rick is back with his eighties pals

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RICK Astley will be dusting off his microphone to sing at a one-off pop extravaganza.

Pop guru Pete Waterman has got together his favourite acts from the 80s and 90s for the Hit Factory Live at London’s Hyde Park on July 11.

The Newton-le-Willows singer will be performing alongside artists from the PWL Hit Factory including Bananarama, Big Fun, Steps, Jason Donovan and Sonia.

There are rumours pop princess Kylie Minogue may make an appearance for the fun event.

The show celebrates the legendary Stock Aitken Waterman songwriting and production team.

Pete Waterman said: “I’ve been saying no for years to a Hit Factory concert but now, 25 years on, the timing feels right.

“It’s time to celebrate the hit single and we have a tremendous line-up of our classic artists confirmed to play Hit Factory Live in Hyde Park on July 11.

“More surprises will be announced over the coming months - it’s set to be the biggest and best ever celebration of SAW and PWL!”

Rick holds the record as the first British male artist to have his first eight solo singles reach the UK Top 10 – including the global Number one Never Gonna Give You Up, Whenever You Need Somebody and Together Forever.