Alan Carr, Catherine Tate, James Corden, John Bishop and David Walliams have become FAKE THAT for one night only, to get the donations rolling in for Comic Relief.
The one-off sketch will be shown tonight (Friday 18th March, BBC One from 7pm) as part of Red Nose Day’s big TV extravaganza on BBC One.
Viewers will see James Corden become Gary Barlow, John Bishop take on Robbie Williams, Alan Carr morph into Mark Owen and Catherine Tate sport a cropped hairstyle as she becomes Jason Orange. David Walliams becomes Howard Donald again for the first time since his ‘Rock Profile’ programme with Matt Lucas over a decade ago.
The sketch sees the five comedians take to the stage for a Take That tribute band audition, with none other than the real Take That sitting behind the judges table. They go to extreme lengths in a bid to impress the man-band, with the use of props, numerous costume changes and complicated choreography.
David Walliams said: “Being in a boy band for the day was really tiring. We had to do all the dance moves – but when Take That did it they were like, 22 – I’m 39, and I just thought ‘I can’t handle this’!”
John Bishop said: “It was great being in a boyband – except one of us was a girl and none of the rest of us are boys. Obviously it’s a good cause, but aside from the charity it was just a great day, I’d have paid to do it.”
Fake That will be one of many hilarious highlights on tonight’s show for Red Nose Day. Other things to look out for tonight include:
· James Corden will be back with the third instalment of his Smithy trilogy, which will feature some of the biggest names in showbiz – including Sir Paul McCartney
· Kim Cattrall, Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Victoria Wood and many more stars come together for what promises to be a side-splitting spoof of Downton Abbey
· Andy Murray makes a guest appearance in a special Outnumbered sketch
· The cast of Miranda are in a hilarious skit which features heart-throb boys JLS
· Culinary novices Miranda Hart, Ruby Wax and Claudia Winkleman go ‘spatula to spatula’ in a hilarious cook off for Comic Relief does Masterchef
· There’s double trouble in the TARDIS with a specially shot mini episode of Doctor Who
· TV Burp’s cheeky Harry Hill will also be doing something funny for money in a special sketch will some surprise guest appearances
· Catch highlights from Ant & Dec’s Big Red Nose Broadcast, which saw the comedy duo gate crash TV and radio shows for 12 solid hours earlier in the week.
· Keeping the comedy rolling through the night, there’ll also be special moments from Armstrong & Miller, Alan Partridge, Summer Heights High favourite Chris Lilley and those sneaky sixth formers The Inbetweeners will show off the best bits from their Rude Road Trip for Red Nose Day
Don’t miss it – Comic Relief: Funny For Money: BBC One, Friday March 18th from 7pm.