Britain's Got Talent Tablecloth Semi-Finalist Performs Clap For Carers Style Stunt
Get ready for an absolute treat lads, because the table cloth guy from Britain's Got Talent has pulled a blinder with a special message to healthcare workers ahead of 'Clap For Our Carers' tonight (9 April)
Mr Uekusa, 32, from Japan's Saitama Prefecture, has been entertaining his 700,000 social media followers during lockdown, occasionally performing the NSFW trick which he had hoped to show the Queen at the Royal Variety. Imagine.
His latest video shows him lying on the floor while covering his nude body with nothing but his famous red tablecloth, and placing teacups and saucers over his nipples and private parts - as you do.
A handwritten message which says: "HEALTHCARE WORKERS" appears on his stomach as he rips away the tablecloth with speed and accuracy, revealing another note reading: "THANK YOU!"
In typical Mr Uekusa fashion, he claps as he leaves only fragile porcelain covering his dignity.
Mr Uekusa, who became the first contestant to appear on the UK, US and French editions of the show in the same year, said Britain's Got Talent 'launched his career' in comedy.
He left a lasting impression both home and abroad, which led to further television gigs in Japan.
Now, as many of us are, he's cooped up at home as Japan enters a state of emergency over the coronavirus outbreak, but Mr Uekusa has used his time and tablecloth trick to remind everyone to 'stay safe, stay home'.
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He said: "Although Japan's policies aren't yet as strict as in Europe and the United States, many of us have already been self-quarantining at home.
"As a comedic performer, all my gigs have been cancelled and I've been resting at home without much work.
"I feel comedy can be a form of relief to the many people around the world who are stuck in their homes. That's why I recorded my latest video.
"I wanted to give everyone some encouragement, and hope I can help people relax a little."
Recalling his experience on BGT, the comedian added: "I was very lucky to reach the semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent. I flew to the UK to film it live.
"Because of my audition, I think many people already knew me. I'll never forget how welcoming everybody was, clapping for me and asking for photos.
"Britain's Got Talent launched my career. After my appearance, I was approached by many Japanese variety TV shows, and many more opportunities appeared for me to do comedy work."
Let's all bring some positivity, support and fun to anyone who might find themselves in isolation as a result of the coronavirus spread. Need some entertainment? Join Isolation Nation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coronasupport/
Featured Image Credit: AsiaWire/Mr Uekusa