Carole King choked back tears as she remembered her late partner Gerry Goffin onstage at the London launch of stageshow Beautiful - The Carole King Musical on Tuesday night (24Feb15).

The singer/songwriter showed up unannounced for the West End encore at the Aldwych Theatre and led an audience sing-along of her hit You've Got a Friend.

But the magic moment was filled with emotion as King then paid tribute to her former husband and late songwriting sidekick Goffin, who died last year (Jun14).

She said, "Gerry Goffin did get to see the opening night (of the musical) in New York and he was really happy, he really loved the show."