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James Corden reprises Smithy role to launch Fifa presidency bid for Sport Relief


By Gillian West, Social media manager

February 21, 2016 | 1 min read

James Corden has reprised his role as Gavin and Stacey's Smithy for a special Sport Relief sketch.

The skit sees Corden's character announce his intention to run for Fifa president, outlining his vision of how football will be brought back to "its former glory" under his leadership.

Premiered on BBC iPlayer yesterday (Saturday 20 February), it includes appearances from the likes of footballing legends Pele, Steven Gerrard, Jose Mourinho and Sir Geoff Hurst, who work for Smithy's campaign.

Campaign ideas include the introduction of astroturf pitches, because "grass is rubbish", and banning kit changes as "Man United have more costume changes than Beyoncé."

Earlier this week Corden paid tribute to BBC Three - the channel that aired Gavin and Stacey - as it went online only. Corden currently hosts The Late Late Show on CBS.

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