Greg Davies is so unimpressed by Daisy May Cooper’s vocal ability in tonight’s Never Mind The Christmas Buzzcocks that he offers money from his own pocket to any panelist who correctly guesses what she’s trying to sing.
The Taskmaster presenter is joined by special guests Lauren Laverne, Holly Johnson and Asim Chaudhry for the festive episode, with resident team leaders Noel Fielding and This Country’s Daisy returning too.
In a preview clip shared exclusively with Metro.co.uk, the actress, along with comedian Asim stand up to hum the beginning of Chris Rea’s Driving Home For Christmas in a game of the Intros Round but their talents are… unappreciated.
Getting into the festive spirit, Daisy mimes hammering on a keyboard while humming and trying to convey the track through her eyes.
It’s all to no avail though as a perplexed Lauren, who is given the task of guessing the song, is completely dumbfounded.
‘Can I just throw in, I don’t know what that is and I’ve got the answers in front of me,’ Greg adds.
‘I’m gonna spice things up, I’m going to say if you get this Lauren, I’m prepared to give you £100 of my own money.’
Daisy and Asim then gear themselves up to give the hit another shot, with Asim instructing his partner to ‘go down an octave’.
‘F*ck me. It’s literally nothing like it,’ Greg quips.
‘Does anybody else know it in the audience?’ a frantic Daisy asks, but to her frustration, they don’t.
‘It’s on the tip of my brain but I just can’t get there,’ Lauren admits, prompting Greg to say: ‘Just say any song, that’s the only chance you’ve got.’
Lauren incorrectly hazards a guess at Wizard’s I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday with Greg then giving Holly a go at buzzing in with Paul McCartney’s Mistletoe and Wine.
‘It could well have been, Holly,’ Greg remarks: ‘I knew that £100 was safe. Unbelievable. You’re wrong, of course you are, because incredibly it was Driving Home For Christmas by Chris Rea.’
Tonight’s Buzzcock’s special is set to be filled with ‘all things Christmas’, with Greg insisting ‘we stuck to the theme and to the letter’.
‘I think every musical question was about Christmas songs, which have been maligned over the years, as it turns out, rightly so, a deep dive into some of the worst music ever made,’ he teased.
‘But, the absolute mind-blowing highlight for me was we have Holly Johnson from Frankie Goes to Hollywood as a guest. As a 16 or 17-year-old, I was obsessed with Frankie Goes to Hollywood so I was pretty much, for the whole Christmas episode, a gibbering child sitting next to my teen idol.’
Never Mind The Christmas Buzzcocks airs tonight at 9pm on Sky Max and streaming service NOW.
Credit: Original article published here.