Catherine Tate Brings Lauren Cooper Back To TV For A Good Cause
Catherine Tate made a triumphant return as her iconic character, Lauren 'Am I Bovvered?' Cooper, bringing the foul-mouthed student back to our screens for one night only.
It was all for a good cause, as Tate revived her popular character as part of The Big Night In, a collaboration between Children in Need and Comic Relief which aired on BBC One on Thursday evening (23 April), raising money for those on the front line of the fight against coronavirus.
Filmed as a video call between Tate and David Tennant, the sketch saw the former Doctor Who reprising his role as Lauren's teacher - which he first performed for Comic Relief in 2007 - checking in for a one-to-one tutorial.
It opened with the teacher informing Lauren that her session was in fact starting 20 minutes late, to which she retorted: "I'm sorry, I was doing my TikToks, innit... I'm TikTok famous."
Seconds later, Lauren informed her tutor that he was standing too close to his computer, and would need to stand two meters away, adding: "Or else you'll infect me with the virus."
Concluding with the pair making their own TikTok video together, the performance felt like they'd never been away - and fans responded to say as much.
One fan posted to Twitter: "The Catherine Tate and David Tennant video was very funny and I miss them being together on TV."
Another added: "David Tennant and Catherine Tate's TikTok is just beautiful. I've not liked TikTok til this exact second," while a third simply wrote: "#DavidTennant and #CatherineTate doing Teacher/Lauren #Tiktok is the highlight of my evening."
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The Big Night In marked the first time Children In Need and Comic Relief have come together for the same event.
The show even took a five-minute break so that viewers could take part in the weekly Clap for our Carers applause.
Along with Tate and Tennant, stars lined up for The Big Night In include Dawn French, who reprised her most famous role as The Vicar of Dibley icon Reverend Geraldine Granger, and Little Britain duo Matt Lucas and David Walliams, who debuted a new sketch.
Steve Coogan and Rob Bryon were also on board for The Trip, while Miranda Hart and the cast of Miranda featured in another short.
Oh, and there was also a virtual EastEnders Queen Vic pub quiz, fronted by Ian Beale (Adam Woodyat), and the small matter of a certain Peter Kay...
Lenny Henry, Davina McCall, Matt Baker, Zoe Ball and Paddy McGuinness all co-hosted the show, with Tess Daly, David Walliams, David Tennant, Claudia Winkleman and Romesh Ranganathan also helping out.
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