Susanna Reid has popped up as the surprise extra in the new Four Weddings And A Funeral sequel, which follows the cast of the original film 25 years on.
The special short movie is being filmed for next year’s Red Nose Day and is set at a wedding.
Titled One Red Nose Day And A Wedding, the sketch will feature Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell in the lead roles and Kristin Scott Thomas, John Hannah, Rowan Atkinson, James Fleet, David Haig and Sophie Thompson as the rest of the beloved characters.
They’ll be joined by David Bower, Robin McCaffrey, Anna Chancellor, Rupert Vansittart, Simon Kunz, Sara Crowe and Timothy Walker.
Red Nose Day director Emma Freud – who has been with the film’s director Richard Curtis for over 30 years – has today been sharing pictures from the set and revealing the special guests performing cameos.
Among them was Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid, who plays one of the wedding guests.
She was snapped wearing a floaty black floral dress with a silver clutch bag, lurking near the three-tier wedding cake with Richard himself standing in the background.
"Photobombing the extra," Emma captioned it.
She also revealed that Kristen’s 18-year-old son George Olivennes is appearing in the sketch, sharing a picture of him in a tuxedo.
"This ridiculously handsome usher (now with bunny ears) is Kristen Scott Thomas’s actual son, playing the part of Kristen Scott Thomas’s actual son," Emma tweeted.
Voiceover artist Nick Jackson and Anna Chancellor, who played Henrietta in the 1994 smash hit, could also be seen – with Emma quipping that Anne "still looks like a duck".
Perhaps the most striking change in appearance was that of James Fleet, who played the hapless Tom in the first film.
He now sports a luxuriant beard, with Emma captioning her picture of him: "I love this man. Whiskers Fleet stealing our show."
Along with her snaps of the characters, Emma gave away secrets from the set.
Sharing a photo of candles laid out on the wedding tables, she revealed: "When we made ‘4 Weddings’ we couldn’t afford a set designer so we used the brilliant florist SimonLycett to decorate our sets just using flowers instead. He’s back for our sequelet. And on form."
And she snapped a shot of two people smooching on the dancefloor – a clue at what’s to come – captioning it: "Quite an interesting kiss going on behind this lightbulb."
Along with famous actors and extras are a few people who were lucky enough to be invited to be part of the sketch, including two donors to Comic Relief.
"The two chaps who won ‘breakfast with the cast’ on RNDwedding which raised enough money for comicrelief to build a school. and ‘angus’ the groom from the 1st wedding – the one who wore the wrong ring," Emma tweeted.
Of Rupert Vansittart, who played ‘George The Boor’ in 1994, she joked: "Still boarish. Still lusting after Andie Macdowell. Still drunk tbh. Rupert Vansittart. The ledge."
At the time, Anna Chancellor said: "It’s mad that it came out 24 years ago. Not all of the cast came to the reunion, but there were about 10 of us."
Four Weddings director Mike Newell is returning to direct this instalment too, which will pick up in real-time.
Richard Curtis said: "We’re all definitely older – I suspect no wiser. It’s been really enjoyable working out what’s happened to all the characters – and now they get back together for the fifth wedding. Where, as usual, not everything will go as planned."
*A Red Nose Wedding will air as part of Red Nose Day, Friday March 15 2019 on BBC1
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