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Lionel Richie hoping for Glastonbury comeback with Diana Ross

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Lionel Richie hoping for Glastonbury comeback with Diana Ross

Lionel Richie wants to perform at Glastonbury again in 2016 - as a special guest of his friend Diana Ross.

The 66-year-old singer delighted a huge crowd at the world famous music festival with his set on The Pyramid Stage on what has become the 'legends slot' on Sunday afternoon.

Lionel's long-time pal Diana has long been wanted to play the event and if she does finally take to the stage next year the musician wants to join the Motown legend on stage to perform their duet 'Endless Love'.

He told the Daily Star newspaper: "Knowing Diana, she would love it. I say to her, 'Don't over think it, just do it', because she's got the songbook. I should come back on and do the duet two years running. Write that down, bro."

Lionel is still as successful as ever, and was recently reported to have agreed to team up with Adele to make music together. The reports of a collaboration began when Adele this year released her single 'Hello' - the title of which matches Lionel's own 1983 smash hit.

While Lionel insisted a duet won't be happening any time soon, he revealed he doesn't mind that Adele used the name of his own track.

Lionel added: "She's stealing the thunder but she's using the right word. I do own the word 'Hello' without actually owning it.

"So as soon as she said 'Hello', my phone rang. It's a great association. I'm just glad it's a hit so we have something to talk about for the next 10 years."