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Westlife never sung with Roy Orbison, the Sugarbabes never sung with Dusty Springfield, Lulu never sung with Marvin Gaye. It would have been impossible - until now that is. On Duet Impossible Vernon Kay helps make the musically impossible become possible as some of today’s biggest pop stars get a chance to sing a duet with one of their all time idols.

  • Duet Impossible was a an hour-long, Christmas entertainment special for BBC One produced and directed by Steve Smith for Princess Productions.

  • Through the magic of modern technology, stars from yesterday make a comeback from the big gig in the sky and perform “live” on stage with stars of today.

  • The programme resulted in some unique new musical collaborations featuring Roy Orbison & Westlife, Dusty Springfield & Sugababes, Marvin Gaye & Lulu, plus Lulu & McFly, Peggy Lee & Simon Webbe.

  • There’s a moving rendition of Somewhere Over The Rainbow from Eva Cassidy & Katie Melua. We also turn back the clock for Boy George so he can sing Karma Chameleon with a younger version of himself from 23 years ago. The programme really does have to be seen-to-be-believed!

Duet Impossible - TX: 24th December BBC One

  • Commissioning Editor for the BBC: Katie Taylor
  • Executive Producer: Sebastian Scott

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