Singing sensation Beyonce Knowles' arrival in Edinburgh for the MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS caused so much excitement that traffic in the Scottish city ground to a halt.

The Destiny's Child beauty is staying at the lavish Balmoral Hotel as she prepares for tonight's (06NOV03) starstudded ceremony, and fans gathered outside in the hope of meeting her.

According to reports, as she emerged from the hotel for rehearsals, drivers and pedestrians stopped in their tracks and tried to get near her - causing major delays on the roads.

Some motorists even clambered on top of their cars for a better view.

06/11/2003 21:02