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Blue, 5ive and S Club 7 team up to make ultimate boyband – with a twist - for Comic Relief

Gemma Strong
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Comic Relief viewers are in for a treat! This year's show will feature a performance from a brand new supergroup – Boys Allowed. The group will be made up of some of the biggest British pop stars of the 90s, including Blue's Duncan James, 5ive's Ritchie Neville and S Club 7's Jon Lee. They who will perform alongside chart toppers Gareth Gates and Phats & Small star Ben Ofoedu. But there’s a twist. Instead of performing one of their own tracks, the boys will dress up in heels to sing the Girls Aloud song Biology.

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Gareth Gates "cannot wait" to take part in the Comic Relief special

Gareth, 32, is raring to get going. "It's going to be a fantastic performance," he told the Sun. "I can't wait to get those high heels on and raise loads of money for a fantastic cause." Hollyoaks actor Duncan, 38, said he was also keen to test out his high heels, following a recent spinal injury. He joked: "It's such a great cause and I am looking forward to wearing heels again, which I haven't done since my injury. It should be like riding a bike… I hope!" Ritchie, meanwhile, threw down the gauntlet to Girls Aloud. "Look out Cheryl and Kimberley and co. Boys Allowed are coming for you!"

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Duncan James, and the rest of Boys Allowed, will be performing the Girls Aloud hit, Biology

It was also revealed earlier this week that the cast of Love Actually are reuniting for Comic Relief. Red Nose Day Actually will be written by Richard Curtis and star Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley and Colin Firth. Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy and Rowan Atkinson will also appear in the film, which sets out to discover what the original characters are doing in 2017. The 10-minute sequel will be shown on 24 March on BBC One as part of the Red Nose Day appeal.

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