Take That meets Fake That for Comic Relief (VIDEO)
Take That are twice the band they were, after coming face to face with their lookalikes in aid of this year's Comic Relief. The chart-topping group met Fake That - a bunch of all-star wannabes including Alan Carr, James Corden, David Walliams, Catherine Tate and John Bishop for the charity spoof. BBC One viewers will see the comedians take the stage at a Take That tribute band audition - with the real Take That sitting behind the judges' table. And they do their utmost to capture the genuine stars' attention with costume changes and complex dance moves. The sketch sees David once more dressing up as the band's Howard Donald, more than a decade after portraying him for TV's Rock Profiles. Alan plays Mark Owen, Catherine is Jason Orange, James becomes Gary Barlow and John will be Robbie Williams in a bid to get money rolling in for Red Nose Day. David 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'." Donations can be made at www.rednoseday.com. Watch the teaser trailer for Take That's Fake That comedy spoof:
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An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.