Teen star Miley Cyrusâ€™s record label forked out a whopping Â£150,000 on a private jet so she could sing for Ant and Dec â€” only for her to fluff her lines.
The Disney actress, 16, interrupted filming for TV hit “Hannah Montana” in Los Angeles to do a five-minute promotional gig on Saturday Night Takeaway in London.
But viewers were stunned when she turned away from the audience and stopped singing half-way through new single Fly On The Wall. Fans have flooded online chat forums to discuss her performance on the ITV1 show.
Olivia Ellingham, from Bedford, said: â€œIt was so bad. I was cringing. She turned her head away from the audience and it looked as if she had forgotten the words.â€
Another fan said: â€œI saw her go quiet and wondered why, then I noticed her miming â€˜Oh my God, I forgot my lines!â€™ to her dancer at the end.â€
One fan asked: â€œHow can you forget your own song?â€
A source said: â€œDue to time constraints the only way Miley could come to the UK was on a private jet. All her dancers were on the flight and they were chauffeured everywhere. The costs were covered by Hollywood Records who look after all Disney artists and Polydor.â€
Mileyâ€™s flying visit also meant she missed the British premiere of the new series of Hannah Montana. Our source added: â€œMiley had to be back in LA for filming first thing on Monday so she was in London for less than 20 hours. She was gutted to miss the premiere.â€
A Polydor spokesman said of Mileyâ€™s shambolic performance: â€œShe always sings live so anything can happen.â€
An ITV representative said: â€œWe were really pleased to have Miley perform on the show.â€