Alan Partridge stuns fans as he joins Coldplay to belt out Kate Bush cover at Wembley
Steve Coogan surprised Coldplay fans by joining the band for an eccentric covers of Kate Bush and ABBA songs, while wearing a Snow Patrol jacket
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Alan Partridge joins Coldplay on stage
Coldplay were joined by Steve Coogan’s alter ego Alan Partridge for a couple of eccentric cover versions during the band’s fifth night at Wembley Stadium.
Actor Steve, 56, was at his best as hapless local radio DJ and talk show host Alan as he joined the band wearing a resplendent red satin jacket which was emblazoned with ‘Snow Patrol’ across the back.
In a video shared by Coldplay on their Instagram page, the band thanked their guest for his tongue-in-cheek turn, writing: “Thank you Alan Partridge for giving us a huge Wembley singalong.”
Alan helped deliver memorable versions of Kate Bush’s recent hit revival, Running Up That Hill, and Knowing Me, Knowing You by ABBA, which was also the name of Alan Partridge’s fated series on the BBC.
Alan Partridge joined Coldplay on stage at Wembley
Before cracking into the number, while the band played an intimate part of their show on an island in the middle of the crowd at the stadium, Alan mused about the meaning of the song and the message it was trying to portray.
Alan began: “Running up hills, up roads – it’s all cardiovascular. Not sure about running up buildings, unless you’re Spider-Man – excellent humour!
“Chris, what do you think the song’s about, because it can’t just be about running?”
Alan Partridge and Coldplay covered Kate Bush
Coldplay lead singer, Chris Martin, replied that the believed the song was about overcoming problems.
Alan added that the 1985 hit was a metaphor and not just about running.
After belting out his rendition, Alan finished by telling the Wembley crowd: “Make sure you wear the correct footwear, goodnight and aha!”
Alan Partridge helped Coldplay deliver some eccentric covers
Coldplay have been playing a number of nights at Wembley as part of their Music Of The Spheres world tour.
They have previously joined by Natalie Imbruglia to pay tribute to Olivia Newton-John with an acoustic version of Summer Nights, the iconic hit from 1978 film Grease, in which Olivia duetted with John Travolta.
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