Debating with Westminster politicians, sifting through paperwork and giving speeches is a normal day’s work for David Cameron, so how does he get his Teenage Kicks? The answer: by appearing in One Direction’s latest music video for Comic Relief.
Their medley of Blondie’s One Way or Another and the Undertones’ Teenage Kicks has been recorded to raise money for this year’s BBC charity campaign, and the hotly anticipated video features a cameo role from none other than the leader of the Conservative Party.
The Prime Minister proved he could Live While He’s Young by tweeting out a picture of himself with the band outside 10 Downing Street:
A Downing Street spokeswoman revealed that the One Direction boys had visited David Cameron to film his part in the Red Nose Day video at the end of last year.
Mr Cameron is not the first PM to lend his comic touch to the BBC’s fundraising initiative, with Tony Blair starring alongside Catherine Tate back in 2007, and Gordon Brown appearing with James Corden and JLS in 2011, following his resignation from office.
Comic Relief has raised £800 million for charity since its inception in 1985, with this year’s Red Nose Day to be held on Friday 15 March.