Actor and comedian Steve Coogan surprised Coldplay fans when he joined the band as Alan Partridge to sing Kate Bush and Abba hits at Wembley Stadium.
The 56-year-old Hollywood star led the stage alongside the band’s lead singer Chris Martin to mark Bush’s return to Bush’s recent Running Up That Hill chart, as well as the supergroup’s Knowing Me, Knowing You. Switzerland.
Coogan appears in the character as a fantasy DJ and talk show host Partridge, wearing a red satin jacket with the words “Snow Patrol” written on the back.
Addressing the stadium crowd, he said: “Running up the hill, hitting the road – it’s all cardio. Not sure about running up buildings, unless you’re Spider-Man – excellent humor!
“Chris, what do you think the song is about, because it can’t be just about running?” he asks.
Martin, 45, replied it was about fixing problems, to which Coogan said: “It’s a metaphor, get it.”
He finished his Wembley performance and shouted: “Make sure you wear the right shoes, good night and aha!”
Coogan and Martin, who were playing guitar, performed their quirky duet to a large crowd on Coldplay’s Thursday night at its north London venue as part of their Music world tour. Of The Spheres Their.
The character Partridge often refers to both Bush and Abba, with Coogan performing an ensemble of the singer’s hits in the Comic Relief character in 1999.
Know Me, Know You is the title of a BBC comedy series Partridge that includes several Abba songs.
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The Grammy Award-winning band – consisting of Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion, previously featured Shaznay Lewis from All Saints, Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia and R&B star Craig David during the week at Wembley.
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