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Travis Kelce Reveals How His Taylor Swift Eras Tour Cameo Came to Be

Travis Kelce is sharing the behind-the-scenes story of his surprise cameo during Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour.

In a recent episode of his “New Heights” podcast, the Kansas City Chiefs tight end recounted how he joined his girlfriend, Taylor Swift, on stage at Wembley Stadium in London on June 23. Kelce, 34, revealed that the idea was entirely his, and he had one major concern about it.

“The one thing I told myself is, ‘Do not drop the baby,'” he said. “Do not drop Taylor on your way over this damn couch. The golden rule was, do not drop Taylor. Get her to the couch safely.'”

He added that his primary objective was not to disrupt the show. “I didn’t disappoint Taylor, so that’s all that really matters,” he remarked.

Kelce made his appearance during Swift’s “Tortured Poets Department” act, a part of the show where she performs “I Can Do It With a Broken Heart,” a song about continuing to perform amid heartbreak. Dressed in a tuxedo and top hat, Kelce took on the role of someone trying to encourage Swift to keep the show going. At one point, he lifted her and carried her onto a couch.

The NFL star shared that he initially suggested the idea of making an appearance to Swift but had a different concept in mind. “I initially mentioned it to Tay,” he said. “I was like, ‘How funny would it be if I just rolled out on one of the bikes during the “1989” era?’ She started laughing. She was like, ‘Would you seriously be up for doing something like that?’ And I was just like, ‘Are you, what? I would love to do that. Are you kidding me?'”

Swift found a suitable part in the show for him, joking that it was the “safest option” to prevent any mishap with the dancers. Kelce noted that he is familiar with the choreography since he has watched the show enough times, so Swift “might as well put me to work here.”

On stage, Kelce recalled feeling “tiny” due to the immense size of the set. “It was way bigger than I could have ever imagined,” he admitted. Despite the overwhelming scale, he described the experience as an “absolute blast” and an “honor” to be part of the concert. He revealed that his onstage tap dancing was inspired by Jim Carrey in “Dumb and Dumber.”

The Wembley Stadium show marked Kelce’s first stage appearance with Swift during her Eras Tour, although he has attended multiple concerts since they began dating last year. Kelce recently opened up about their relationship on the “Bussin’ with the Boys” podcast, expressing pride and openness about their romance. “I’m not here to hide anything,” he said. “That’s my girl, that’s my lady, and I’m proud of that.”

Kelce also shared how he grew to deeply admire Swift, particularly her genuineness around friends and family. “It can get crazy for somebody with that much attention, and she just keeps it so chill and so cool, and I can admire it for sure,” he added.