Watch David Walliams and Jack Whitehall spoof Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in Sherlock

Duo mimic the BBC1 drama classic in the first episode of the new series

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Sherlock is returning to our screens in a few weeks – and to whet your appetite, here’s a new clip.

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Except, wait a moment… While the duo playing the parts of the sleuth and his sidekick may look familiar, it is not Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman we are watching.

No, this is David Walliams and Jack Whitehall as you have never seen them before. 

Starting Friday 25 November, Walliams & Friend sees the Little Britain and Britain’s Got Talent star in a new sketch show series, following on from last year’s Christmas special.

Each week Walliams will perform a medley of sketches with one other famous face (plus supporting cast) in front of a live studio audience.

The friends for the first series are Harry Enfield, Meera Syal, Jack Whitehall, Sheridan Smith and Miranda Richardson. Also, Hugh Bonneville will appear alongside Walliams in a Christmas special next month.

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Walliams & Friend begins on BBC1 on Friday 25 November at 9.30pm