Rob Brydon fools Radio 2 listeners

Poses as Ken Bruce for entire show

Rob Brydon has hoodwinked millions of Radio 2 listeners by posing as Ken Bruce.

The comedian – who started his career as an impressionist – maintained the charade for almost the entire two-and-a-half-hour programme.

Many listeners were fooled, despite the date. Nick Marsh tweeted: ‘WTF he was either drunk, doped up, dying or something?’

Another tweeted: ‘Ken Bruce has been really annoying this morning totally unlike him but I for one am not impressed. There, I’ve said it now, rant over.’

Brydon had still not owned up by the end of the show when he handed over to the next presenter Jeremy Vine, who he called Tim Vine.

The programme also included an interview with Sir Terry Wogan – who was actually Peter Serafinowicz.

Afterwards, Brydon Tweeted: ‘Well I don't know about you but I thought Ken Bruce was superb today. Much sexier than usual.’

And he said: ‘They were big shoes to fill but I loved the challenge of being Ken for the whole show. I’d seen Being John Malkovich and wanted to take it to the next level. Happy April 1, everyone.’

Even Simon Pegg was impressed, tweeting: ‘Not wishing to jump on the proverbial bandwagon today, but that Ken Bruce idea was inspired, and really well done. Will listen again later.’

Published: 1 Apr 2011

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