Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst wows the crowds at Pride London

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Pride London Conchita Wurst Conchita Wurst performed several songs for the Pride London crowds including her Eurovision winner Rise Like A Phoenix (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

She won the collective hearts of the continent with her Eurovision victory – and now Conchita Wurst has received a similarly warm welcome at the annual London Pride march.

The Austrian drag queen – who scored the country their first contest victory since 1966 last month – donned a multi-coloured maxi-dress for her performance in Trafalgar Square on Saturday.

And she had some words of wisdom for the crowds, telling them: ‘Let us be proud about who we are and let us give a statement for love, respect and tolerance.’

The singer also received the seal of approval from Sir Ian McKellen, who was among those taking part in the parade through central London.

‘Showbusiness has always led the way when it comes to the freedom to be yourself,’ Sir…

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