Britain Comic Relief Special
Matt and David created two
exclusive Little Britain USA
starring Robbie Williams and Catherine Tate for Comic Relief on March 13th 2009.
Robbie Williams has
returned to the limelight for the first time in two years with a public
appearance to film a sketch for Comic Relief's Red Nose Day with friends Matt
Lucas and David Walliams.
In 2005 he filmed a Little Britain sketch for Comic Relief in which he played an
Emily Howard-style transvestite.
However this role sees him play an even more outrageous character, a little
southern American gal called Candy Marie-Candy. Speaking about his return into
the public eye, Robbie said: "It's the first thing I've done in two years in
terms of either coming to a studio and being filmed in front of the cameras and
actively being Robbie Williams so it was quite a big deal for me."
News of the World
reports: Robbie Williams headed the shocking list. Escaping his hermitage for
one night only, he achieved something David Walliams and Matt Lucas had failed
to achieve in six episodes of Little Britain USA: A genuine belly laugh.
American girl Ellie Grace (Matt Lucas) has her friend Candy Marie-Candy (Robbie
Williams) for a sleep over, and while Mum
(David Walliams) is cooking breakfast they begin to play a
Game of “I love
you more than...” with revealing “and hilarious” results...
Hello Magazine reports:
Robbie's flair for comedy really impressed his co-stars, apparently. Referring
to the 35-year-old's performance as "absolutely brilliant", David added: "He
could be a comedian full time if he wanted to. And we've found the best way to
tempt him back into the spotlight is by putting him in a dress".