The Jacksons visit The Way Youth Zone in Wolverhampton

On August 7th, on their day off ahead of their concert at Port Adriano in Mallorca, The Jacksons (Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon) took the time to visit The Way Youth Zone where they met with kids at the performing arts studio who also danced to Tito Jackson's hit single "Get It Baby". The Way Youth Zone in Wolverhampton is a purpose built facility for young people aged 8–19 (and up to 25 for those with disabilities). The Jacksons left starstruck youngsters speechless during a show-stopping visit to the city. Hysteria swept across The Way Youth Zone when the superstars strolled into the Wolverhampton hub with their families in tow. Crowds of delighted youngsters were left in awe of the icons, swarming the quartet for selfie snaps and autographs. 

The brothers - Tito, Jackie, Jermaine and Marlon - were treated to a special tour of the venue which supports youngsters in the heart of the city. Speaking to the Express & Star, Tito Jackson said he was impressed by a troupe of young dancers who strut their moves to a medley of songs performed by the Jackson brothers - including his tune 'Get It Baby'. He added: "It's been very exciting, my first time in The Way, and I'm very excited to see the children and see how busy they keep themselves occupied in such a positive way. "It's just a great place for kids to come hang out and just have fun, it's beautiful. This has been a great day."

Dancer Frankie Holden was left in shock after performing in front of the stars as they clapped and bopped along to their hits. The 10-year-old, who lives in Penn, added: "It was a different experience from anything I have had. It was really good because they were all clapping. "It was really nerve-wracking but really exciting."

The legends - formerly of Jackson 5 - enjoyed a tour of the School Street hub, including its dance studio, recording studio and holiday club activities.

Jackie Jackson and wife Emily, who visited the youth centre with their twin sons Jaylen and River, were moved to tears when Jahni Dyer performed his rap to the stars. Jackie rushed over to Jahni and embraced him with open arms, pulling his shades from his face before wiping his eyes. He said: "Your message is brilliant, so positive."

Self-proclaimed Wolves fan Tito revealed he spent the past few days touring the region's sights with his brothers and is planning a return to Wolverhampton. He said: "I've enjoyed my visit for the last few days. I brought my brothers along to show them some of the things I have experienced in my earlier times here and they seem to have had a lot of fun. I like the football team, I just like the people. The people are very welcoming and it's just my kind of place." 

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