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VIDEO: Tiptoe residents hit the street in musical tribute to key workers for Peter Kay's 'Amarillo' remake



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TIPTOE residents came out into the street yesterday afternoon to give a musical thanks to key workers on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic.

In a video uploaded by Charly Copeman, a number of grateful villagers danced and sang along to Tony's Christie's version of Is This the Way to Amarillo.

Ms Copeman said the afternoon tribute was all about community spirit – and Peter Kay.

"As a village we 'meet' twice a week in Thursday to clap for the NHS and on Sunday at 3pm to sit on our drives and have afternoon tea together.

"We heard that Peter Kay was making a remake of this and was asking for individuals to film themselves and we thought it would be good for community spirit to all do something together."

Peter Kay has called on his fans and key workers to recreate his 2005 cover which featured Christie and raised funds for Comic Relief.

A post on his Facebook page said: "Peter is recreating his iconic Comic Relief music video to Tony Christie’s smash hit, “(Is This The Way To) Amarillo” and this time he wants to include you!

"All in aid of the BBC’s Big Night In, Peter wants you stomping along to the original track to show your support for the night of fundraising.

"To be in with a chance of making it into his final video, we’re looking for people to film themselves marching and dancing to the original track (filmed landscape) and to upload the footage onto social media, tagging the clip with BigNightInAmarillo.#

"Then on 23rd April, you may well see your contribution on the live show."



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