ESSEX-BASED Funky Voices performed live on national TV as the Tour de France rolled through the county.

The choir were invited by ITV News to perform and wore themed yellow T-shirts in keeping with the famous bike race’s theme – the race leader always wears a yellow jersey – and sang motivational songs, including Take That’s Greatest Day and Fleetwood Mac’s Go Your Own Way.

Sandra Colston, musical director of the group, said: “We were personally asked by the county council and ITV News Anglia to contribute to the amazing atmosphere that arose on the day the Tour de France travelled through.”