This Morning’s Craig Doyle looks unrecognisable as he transforms into Freddie Mercury and recreates his iconic 1984 video while hosting with Josie Gibson
This Morning delighted viewers on Friday as they paid tribute to the Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.
Hosts Josie Gibson, 38, and Craig Doyle, 52, channelled the music legend by recreating two of his signature looks and performing a hilarious sketch of the band’s hit single I Want To Break Free.
Craig looked incredible as he went all-out in the drag outfit as he wowed in a black leather skirt and pink top with fake breasts.
The presenter coined the look from the rock band’s 1984 song’s video as the lead singer parading around the living room with a hoover in a parody of the ITV soap Coronation Street.
Freddie starred as the housewife while bassist John Deacon played the grandmother, Roger Taylor dressed up as a schoolgirl and Brian May starred as another housewife.
Hilarious: This Morning’s Craig Doyle, 52, looked unrecognisable as he transformed into Freddie Mercury (right) and recreated one of Queen’s most iconic videos
Full Freddie: Hosts Josie Gibson, 38, and Craig looked fabulous as they went full Freddie donning two of his signature jackets
The video caused slight controversy and while it wasn’t banned it was received badly in America and damaged the brand’s reputation across the pond.
Imitating Freddie, Craig pushed a hoover around the studio to the soundtrack as Josie sat back on the couch, raising her legs to allow the housewife to vacuum underneath her.
Taking the role seriously Craig pouted as he looked directly into the camera in the brown bobbed wig while he kept his facial hair just like Freddie.
At one point Josie interjects as she announced ‘Craig! You missed a bit’, causing him to aggressively hoover that one spot.
Fans were loving the segment as they headed to Twitter to share their thoughts.
One wrote ‘@thismorning Loving your “Freddie Friday” day #FreddieMercury #legend’ while another tweeted ‘Craig Doyle you are a legend’.
A third joked ‘Craig Doyle might be overtaking Martin Kemp in my rating for ultimate dilf’.
The ITV show was celebrating Freddie Friday ahead of the auction of the singer’s relics which is set to be held on September 6.
Incredible: Craig stole the show as he dressed as a housewife for a hilarious sketch of the band’s hit single I Want To Break Free
‘You missed a spot’: Craig pushed a hoover around the studio to the soundtrack as Josie sat back on the couch, ordering her co-host around
Beaming: Josie donned one of Freddie’s iconic jackets
Freddie’s twin: Just as Freddie kept his iconic moustache for the video, Craig also kept his facial hair for the performance
Don’t Stop Me Now: The ITV show was celebrating Freddie Friday ahead of the auction of the singer’s relics which is set to be held on September 6
Fan reaction: Viewers were loving the segment on the show as they headed to Twitter to praise Craig for his performance
In character: Craig took the role seriously as he posed and pouted for the camera
Iconic memorabilia: The items are to be sold over six auctions from September 6 to 11 and are estimated to generate between £60,000 to £80,000
Freddie Mercury: A World of His Own: The collection of memorabilia includes his signature crown and cloak ensemble worn throughout the band’s 1986 Magic Tour
Iconic items: Also included in the collection is a range of artworks, handwritten lyrics, photographs and stage costumes
Somebody To Love: Freddie’s handwritten lyrics to the hit single are on sale in the auction
Friday marked the opening of the London exhibition of the Freddie Mercury: A World of His Own auctions at Sotheby’s auctioneers.
The collection of memorabilia includes his signature crown and cloak ensemble worn throughout the band’s 1986 Magic Tour.
The items are to be sold over six auctions from September 6 to 11 and are estimated to generate between £60,000 to £80,000.
Also included in the collection is a range of artworks, handwritten lyrics, photographs and stage costumes.