John Bishop is on a one man mission to World Cup victory

Liverpool’s favourite comedian John Bishop is on a mission and and if he succeeds we could be bringing the World Cup home.

In a bid to help England win the World Cup 2018, John Bishop will carry out his childhood dream as he helps England Manager, Gareth Southgate prepare his squad for this summer’s competition. Expect an array of comical consequences as after all – it is Sport Relief 2018.

After announcing his involvement in a shock press conference, John sets out on a one man mission to instil into the current squad the values of the 1966 winning team.

Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson, John Bishop, Adam Lallana, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – (C) Sport Relief

In scenes that follow, an elaborate goal celebration between Tottenham Hotspur players Dele Alli and Eric Dier is interrupted by the funny man who advises them to adapt a more ‘reserved’ celebration and Harry Kane receives a very special lesson in penalty shootouts from Rugby World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson, who “tries” very hard to bring Kane up to speed.

There are special appearances from a host of other stars including Gareth Southgate, Jurgen Klopp, Sir Geoff Hurst, Melanie Chisholm, Jamie Vardy, Ricky Hatton, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Kenny Dalglish, Jeff Stelling, Sophie Raworth, Jake Humphrey, Joe Hart, Gary Lineker and Sir Ringo Starr as John uses their help to get the England team in top condition ahead of flying to Russia to take on 31 other international teams.

Jake Humphrey, John Bishop – (C) Comic Relief – Photographer: Ian Tuttle

Liverpool FC’s Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also star in the sketch in the guise of another ‘fab four’ from Liverpool.   You can see the full John Bishop’s ‘Spirit of 66’ sketch during Sport Relief’s big night of TV. Presented by Freddie Flintoff, Gary Lineker, Davina McCall, Paddy McGuinness, Ore Oduba and Claudia Winkleman. The fun and mayhem starts at 7pm on BBC One this Friday March 23.

Joe Hart, John Bishop – (C) Comic Relief – Photographer: Ian Tuttle

Throughout the evening, there will be a look into how money raised through Sport Relief can help vulnerable people in the UK and across the world live happier, healthier, safer lives, through several appeal films with a special focus this year on maternal health, malaria and mental health.

For more info on Sports Relief head to the website here.

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