Taylor Swift returns to the stage for the first time in 10 months to perform at the Jingle Ball in California

TAYLOR Swift gave her adoring fans an early Christmas present last night after returning to the stage for the first time in ten months.

The 27-year-old star finally broke her near year-long stage absence to headline KIIS FM’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2017 in Los Angeles on Friday night.

The songstress performed a storming set of new and old hits

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Wearing a loose fitting gold glitter top and a pair of tiny black shorts, Taylor oozed sass and style as she blasted through a series of her old hits, with some new ones thrown in for good measure.

Taylor, who has just released her latest studio album Reputation, performed songs from the new record including lead single and diss track, Look What You Made Me Do, and follow-up …Ready For It?

She then gave fans an even bigger surprise by bringing out pal Ed Sheeran for their track End Game – which also features on the album.

The moment came as a rare moment for fans of the pair – who previously duetted on 2013’s Everything Has Changed and had never performed End Game together in public before.

Ed appears on Reputation and is known to be close to Swifty

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Taylor Swift came back stronger than ever before with her first performance in ten months

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Other songs on the set list included hits Blank Space, Shake it Off and the Fifty Shades Darker track I Don’t Want to Live Forever, which was a duel release with Zayn Malik.

The performance comes after Taylor was shockingly snubbed at the Grammys – earning only two nominations for collaborative tracks and not for her Reputation releases.

The star is ready to show a new side of her and was the star attraction of LA’s Jingle Ball

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Taylor was joined by pal Ed Sheeran for a performance of their song, End Game

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The album missed the September 30th deadline, but her singles Look What You Made Me Do and Ready For It? were both eligible –  and failed to pick up any nominations.

It comes after the Sun revealed that Taylor looked likely to be snubbed after infuriating key figures in the industry including members of the Grammys jury.

The singer has just released new album, Reputation and will embark on a world tour in the new year


An industry insider revealed: “A lot of people on the voting committee are not liking Reputation at all.

“Taylor wants to win as many awards as possible but has rubbed so many people up the wrong way in the last couple of years.

Christmas clearly came early for her fans as she kicked off the show in style

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“A lot of the jury members have worked with Katy, Calvin and Kanye so when Taylor has tried to humiliate them, it has left a bad taste.

“Ultimately she may pay for that when it comes to winning awards.”

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Taylor Swift returns to the stage for the first time in 10 months to perform at the Jingle Ball in California