Peter Kay and Matt Lucas are set to debut their version of "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)", originally made famous by The Proclaimers in 1988. The song will be released as a charity single in the UK for Red Nose Day 2007 for Comic Relief. This will follow the re-release of Tony Christie's "Is This The Way To Amarillo" set to Peter Kay's popular Comic Relief video in 2005.
According to Bolton News, the video for "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" will include "Showaddywaddy, Paul O'Grady, The Krankies, Dave Lee Travis, Bonnie Langford, Peter Waterman, Tony Blackburn, a David Beckham lookalike, Tess Daly, Louis Walsh, Clare Grogan, Status Quo, Bill Odie, Kathy Staff, Des Lynam and The Proclaimers." I also read an interview with Scottish actor David Tennant who plays the current Doctor Who, that he will also make an appearance in the 500 Miles Comic Relief Video.
This is great news for all of you Peter Kay and Matt Lucas fans. I'm not sure if people outside of the UK are familiar with either of them, but here in England they are loved for their hilarious comedy.
Some of Peter Kay's TV shows have included That Peter Kay Thing (2000), Phoenix Nights (2001 - 2002), Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere (2004), recently an appearance in Doctor Who and of course his stand-up comedy. The most memorable scene in Phoenix Nights for me was when Jerry St Clair (Dave Spikey) sang the "Come and get your black bin bags" song, sung to the Men in Black theme tune!
Matt Lucas is most famous for starring alongside David Walliams in their comedy sketch show Little Britain. The first time I remember seeing Matt Lucas since I've been living in England, was before Little Britain, when he would dress up as a giant baby, sitting behind a drum kit on the TV show Shooting Stars a few years ago.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to hearing Matt Lucas and Peter Kay's version of 500 Miles. I'm sure the video will be funny, and of course the money raised goes to a great cause, Comic Relief.
2007 Red Nose Day is Friday March 16. To learn more about Red Nose Day and Comic Relief, go to the Official Comic Relief Website.
By: Jenny May