Drunk History to air a Geordie Shore special
Drunk History is to air a Geordie Shore special.
Gary “Gaz” Beadle and Holly Hagan will tell the stories of Anne Boleyn and James Bond creator Ian Fleming in the one-off episode, which features Tim Key, Cariad Lloyd, Mike Wozniak, Ben Willbond and Drifters’ Lydia Rose Bewley re-enacting the reality stars’ inebriated slurrings.
Narrated by Jimmy Carr, the crossover is to be screened on MTV on February 23 ahead of Geordie Shore’s twelfth series in March, rather than Drunk History’s usual home of Comedy Central.
This is the first collaboration between the two channels, which are both owned by US entertainment giant Viacom.
After sinking a bottle of rosé and five double Red Bulls, Beadle compares his relationship with girlfriend Charlotte Crosby to that of Fleming and his spirited wife Ann Charteris.
Willbond plays both the author and 007 alongside Bewley as Charteris.
Key inhabits the role of Henry VIII in Hagan’s interpretation of Anne Boleyn’s ill-fated life, with Lloyd as the eponymous queen and Wozniak appearing as Cardinal Wolsey.
The second series of Drunk History returned to Comedy Central on Wednesday, featuring Jack Whitehall and Coronation Street’s Michelle Keegan retelling the story of Queen Elizabeth and Walter Raleigh, plus Emma Bunton and Mat Baynton recreating Robin Hood.
Drunk History originated in America as an internet series on the Funny or Die website before three television series and is made by Tiger Aspect in the UK.