WATCH: The most star-studded school nativity play ever?

A primary that impressed Britain's Got Talent judges last year has produced a festive play with the help of some very famous friends
24th December 2020, 2:58pm
Claudia Civinini

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WATCH: The most star-studded school nativity play ever?

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Is Fakefleet Primary's Nativity The Most Star Studded Ever?

A primary school has decided to close 2020 in style by getting some of the country's biggest TV stars to feature in its nativity play.

Flakefleet primary school, in Fleetwood, Lancashire, filmed a cheeky nativity story with appearances from celebrities including Gaby Roslin, Piers Morgan, Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden, and John Thomson.


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The narrator is David Walliams - comedian, children's author and a judge of Britain's Got Talent, which saw Flakefleet appear as a finalist in 2019.

BREAKING NEWS!!!!
We cannot believe that the lovely and incredibly kind duos of Phil & Holly, Piers & Susanna and Amanda & Jamie will actually be appearing in our 2020 Covid version of the Nativity!
We cheekily asked the question and they actually said yes!!!@dave_mcpartlin pic.twitter.com/lVPuEuMX4O

- Flakefleet Primary #daretodream (@Flaketweet) December 15, 2020

The school's play No Zoom at the Inn is a modern take on the Christmas story, set in the Covid era, complete with references to Tik Tok and Love Island. Supermarket shelves are empty, getting an online shopping slot gets Mary dancing with happiness, and people shop in a hazmat suit (apparently).

Fittingly, the nativity starts with Mary and Joseph watching a Downing Street coronavirus briefing from Boris Johnson.

A pupil with an unmistakable blonde wig stands behind a sign saying "Head shoulders knees toes" and tells the nation to "Stay home unless you can't stay home" and "Go to Barnard Castle…if you want to, but only if you need an eye test".

Mary then receives a text - it's the Angel Gabriel (played by comedian John Thomson) delivering the news via video message.

"You are going to have a baby," he says.

To which Joseph replies, shocked: "Jesus!"

As they post their story all over social media, they attract media attention. Amanda Holden and Jamie Theakston discuss the news on Heart FM, while Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain wonders how Joseph feels about the immaculate conception - and boasts that he'd make a brilliant pregnant person.

But Mary needs to need to get a Covid test before going to hospital to deliver the baby and the nearest test centre is…Bethlehem.

You can watch the nativity here:

 

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