WATCH: Delighted Delia Smith leads Canaries fans in Emi Buendia sing song

Delia Smith, Norwich City's joint majority shareholder, comes out to meet fans to help celebrate Premier League promotion.

Delia Smith, Norwich City's joint majority shareholder, comes out to meet fans to help celebrate promotion to the Premier League. - Credit: Lee Freeman

She has often described them as the best supporters in the world and last night Delia Smith met Norwich fans to help get the Canaries' promotion celebrations going.

Norwich City secured an instant return to the Premier League without even kicking a ball on Saturday after earlier results involving Championship rivals meant they now cannot finish the season outside the top two automatic promotion places.

And following City's match with Bournemouth last night, the Canaries' joint majority shareholder, spoke to fans who had gathered to celebrate the club's promotion.

Fans stand on an embankment facing Carrow Road.

Fans gathered at Carrow Road after Norwich City's game against Bournemouth celebrating their promotion to the Premier League. - Credit: Ben Hardy

She said: "Thank you, thank you so much for all your wonderful support. You deserve this, you deserve it."

Some fans shouted back "We love you Delia" before the celebrity chef was asked to "give us a song".


Delia Smith, Norwich City's joint majority shareholder, blows a kiss to fans to help celebrate Premier League promotion.

Delia Smith, Norwich City's joint majority shareholder, blows a kiss to fans to help celebrate promotion to the Premier League. - Credit: Lee Freeman

Delia then launched into a verse of Emi Buendia, From Argentina before wishing supporters a "good night".

The song lauds the sublime talents of City's attacking midfielder who scored City's only goal, in the 3-1 defeat at home to Bournemouth.


Norwich players coming out to acknowledge fans after Premier League promotion was secured.

Norwich players coming out to acknowledge fans after Premier League promotion was secured. - Credit: Lee Freeman

But it is not the first time Delia has acted as conductor to Carrow Road fans.

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In February 2005, Delia famously took matters into her own hands in trying to whip up the City faithful during relegation-threatened Norwich's home clash with Manchester City.

She yelled into the public address system: “This is a message for possibly the best supporters in the world. We need a 12th man. Where are you? Where are you? Let’s be having you! Come on!”

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