Top telly mimic Rory Bremner is due to appear at the t20 Finals Day at Glamorgan’s SWALEC Stadium later this month where he will meet and interact with fans.
Bremner’s appearance is part of the Stand Up for Friends Life t20 tour he spearheaded for the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
Comedians Jimmy McGhie, Paul Sinha, Rob Beckett, Stu Goldsmith and Chris Martin have already visited clubs across the country as part of the tour.
Like them, Bremner will meet the crowd, pose for pictures and inject fun and laughter into the match-day experience. He’ll also be slipping in and out of character as he gets involved with a variety of activities throughout the day.
The comedy tour spearheads a wider marketing campaign around the Friends Life t20 2012 season by the ECB entitled Something Completely Different.
This season’s Finals Day will be hosted by two celebrity presenters, and Rory will be alongside them commenting on the matches, aiding the coin toss, inspecting the crease, commenting on the famous Mascot Race and much more in a variety of flawless celebrity impressions.
Speaking about his appearance, Bremner said: “Twenty20 cricket has been one of the games great success stories in the last few years and I can’t wait to host the FLt20 Finals Day, interact with the fans and showcase some of my cricketing impressions. Finals day is a great day out for cricket fans, sport fans, groups and families alike and I can’t wait to be involved later this month.”
Steve Elworthy, ECB spokesperson, added: “The ‘Something Completely Different’ theme aims to put the fun of being with your friends and family and leaving with some great memories at the heart of your summer.
:We couldn’t think of a better way to do this than to bring comedy to cricket to enhance what is already a fantastically unique matchday experience, and we have had some great comedic names on board touring the grounds. We are extremely excited to have Rory on board and are thoroughly looking forward to having him at Finals Day.”