How would you react if you woke up at 1am and found @McInTweet and @PeppaPigUK in your bedroom?— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) March 18, 2018
Poor @Andy_Murray found out for @SportRelief! ????
Don't miss #SportRelief on @BBCOne this Friday 23 March at 7pm. There are plenty more surprises! pic.twitter.com/BzADQk6VxZ
Andy Murray's episode as a semi-clad guest on the BBC's Sports Relief show this week did not disappoint. The Indefatigable Artist Known as Muzz certainly did not get his so-called zzz despite appearing horizontal in a hotel bed for the duration of his for-charity appearance. Dare I say it: "Zig-a-zig-ahhh."
Come for the spoken-word recitation of Spice Girls songs. Stay for cameo maker Geri Halliwell Horner lifting up the hotel-room comforter and then, slightly disappointed, dropping it and saying, "He's got pants on." Definitely not standing by on that scene, mum Judy Murray was good-naturedly not quite having it:
Also in the episode, presenter Michael McIntyre egged on a blindfolded Murray to, by human touch, identify a certain pro tennis player he summoned into the room. Hilariously, and allegedly by smell itself, Murray positively identified the inbound pro as Tim Henman.
Here's the full clip:
For his fans, this made for a splendid public showing by the Brit, who has largely disengaged on social media during his surgery recovery and ahead of returning to ATP action. (Case in point: At press time, he hadn't posted an original tweet since February 2, though he has popped in on some other channels as recently as, well, March 1.)
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