Sunday 25 February 2018

Harry Hill takes on A-ha classic

Sinitta stars with Harry Hill in the spoof version of Take On Me by A-Ha for BBC Children in Need.
Sinitta stars with Harry Hill in the spoof version of Take On Me by A-Ha for BBC Children in Need.

Harry Hill stars in a madcap new version of A-ha's Take On Me video - in which he squabbles over a sausage with the Hairy Bikers.

The former TV Burp host replaces pop hunk Morten Harket in the BBC Children In Need spoof and has roped in X Factor mentor Sinitta as the love interest.

Also in the revamp of the video, which was originally largely animated to accompany the 1985 number two single, are guest spots for Sophie Raworth, Nick Hewer and Richard Madeley.

Harry - soon to star in his own movie - devised the sketch which will be screened during the Children In Need appeal show on November 15.

Hairy Biker Dave Myers, who is currently starring in Strictly Come Dancing, and his sidekick Simon King will recreate the roles of the motorcycle thugs who end up fighting with Hill over the giant banger.

Harry said: "Pudsey called me and told me his favourite 80s pop video was A-ha's Take On Me. Suddenly an idea popped into my head - let's recreate it.

"Who better to get involved than 80s superstar Sinitta, and the Hairy Bikers? We've changed the plot only slightly to bring it bang up to date - it now involves a fight over a giant sausage. If that's not entertainment I don't know what is - and to help raise money for BBC Children in Need. Sorted."

Other stars in the video include Tom Ellis, Cheryl Fergison, Warwick Davies and Amanda Lamb.

Sinitta said: "I am thrilled and honoured to be able to support Children In Need with the barmiest gentleman in comedy, Mr Harry Hill. His crazy artistic madness is just my thing and I am dying to work with him again."

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