Matt Lucas and David Walliams embody world stars in the Red Nose Day sketch
Matt Lucas and David Walliams dressed dramatically as they impersonated global stars like Adele, Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga in a Red Nose Day skit.
The Little Britain stars brought back their comedy sketch show Rock Profile for a one-off special during the charity show.
In the sketch, host Vernon Kay interviewed some familiar faces, played by Lucas and Walliams.
The original show, which was written and starred Lucas, 48, and Walliams, 50, first aired on UK Play in 1999 before moving to BBC Two in 2002.
The comedy consisted of a series of spoof interviews in which host Jamie Theakston – playing himself – interviewed Lucas and Walliams while they performed caricatures of well-known musicians.
For the Red Nose Day sketch, this time the “stars” were interviewed by Kay as they got together to record a comic relief single, a version of Whitney Houston’s The Greatest Love Of All.
Lucas opened the sketch dressed in a black floor-length dress and wig while impersonating singer Adele.
When the comic took a high accent, the character said they wanted to be on the charity single as they “always loved the song” and had heard it in the shower earlier.
Walliams wore a voluminous white wig, face mask and cream dress as he took on the role of pop star Lady Gaga.
Upon entering the room, the character says, “It’s me, Gaga, entering the studio, please don’t treat me any differently than any other Oscar-nominated superstar.”
The singer added that they were very excited to be on the track but stressed that they know the charity single is not about them and they only have a “core team” of 80 people for the event would have flown in.
Walliams, as Gaga said, “Today isn’t about Gaga or any of the legendary superstars on this record whose names I can’t remember.
“No, of course Lady Gaga’s The Greatest Love Of All feat. Lady Gaga not by Lady Gaga.”
Lucas also bared it all as he came out scantily in a silver harness outfit posing as Miley Cyrus, adding, “If you’ve got it, flaunt it.”
Walliams later interrupts the interview disguised as the singer’s father, Billy Ray Cyrus, by saying, “Wherever my daughter goes, so do I,” spontaneously interrupting his hit song “Achy Breaky Heart.”
Also among the characters were Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, Lucas as the tattooed Post Malone and the cheerful Lewis Capaldi, and Walliams as the moody Billie Eilish.
When Kay tries to get Eilish’s attention during the interview, they reply that they’ve been busy on TikTok, Mumsnet and the Daily Telegraph app posting about Michael Gove.
The sketch ended with Lucas and Walliams reprising all the stars for the final take of The Greatest Love Of All.
However, Kay ended up informing viewers that Comic Relief decided not to release the single as it “sucked”.
The Red Nose Day celebrations continue with the Great Comic Relief Prizeathon, which airs after BBC News At Ten.
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