Paul McCartney plays Johnny Depp video during Glastonbury headline set

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Paul McCartney has shown a clip of Johnny Depp during his headline set at Glastonbury.

The Beatles legend took to the Pyramid Stage at 9.30pm on Saturday (25 June), where he played a video of Depp on the jumbo screen.

McCartney and Depp are reportedly close friends as well as longtime collaborators. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor has starred in several of McCartney’s music videos.

During McCartney’s performance of his 2012 track “My Valentine”, he played snippets from the song’s original music video, which also features Natalie Portman.

In the black-and-white clip, Depp is seen playing guitar and reciting the song’s lyrics in sign language.

This is not the first time that McCartney has played the clip featuring Depp at his concerts.

The 80-year-old has been using the footage during his recent US tour, while Depp’s defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard was ongoing.

Many fans interpreted his inclusion of the video to be a sign of McCartney’s support of Depp during the trial.

Viewers at home were left confused when McCartney’s headline set did not broadcast on BBC in real time.

Fans complained that the network were broadcasting the performance an hour after it had begun.

You can find a round-up of highlights from day four at Glastonbury, including Greta Thunberg’s surpirse apperance and Olivia Rodrigo’s blistering duet with Lily Allen directed at the Supreme Court over the recent Roe v Wade ruling, here.

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