Peter Kay teams up with James for Comic Relief single


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Phoenix Nights, Britain’s Got The Pop Factor…, Live At The Tower – despite what his critics say, Peter Kay is actually capable of being funny.

But for the second time in a row, the comedian has released a Comic Relief single and video which doesn’t actually feature any jokes.

Debuting on last night’s BBC telethon, the Bolton stand-up has this time round resurrected James’ 1991 indie classic, ‘Sit Down.’

But like his 2011 note-for-note and shot-for-shot remake of Barbara Dickson and Elaine Paige’s number one, ‘I Know Him So Well,’ with Susan Boyle, it’s hard to see what the point is.

Kay doesn’t sing on any of the track, leaving the vocals entirely to frontman Tim Booth, who also appears with the rest of the band in the video.

And although the promo is intended to be a mockery of David Walliams, John Bishop and Eddie Izzard’s previous endurance tests for the charity, the whole ‘sitting on a sofa whilst being dragged across the country by a group of dwarves’ concept wears thin pretty soon.

Of course, it’s all for a good cause. But as lazy as it is, at least One Direction’s cover of Blondie’s ‘One Way Or Another‘ has some sense of fun.

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