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Madness were booed during Benidorm cameo

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Madness were booed during Benidorm cameo

Madness were booed by holidaymakers when they shot their cameo scenes for 'Benidorm'.

The 'Our House' hitmakers agreed to make an appearance in the forthcoming series of the popular comedy but have admitted they were shocked by the response they got when they waltz into the hotel set to act out their scenes.

The band's frontman Graham 'Suggs' McPherson told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "It's hilarious. They think we're a lookalike band, so they all boo us.

"We're all fans of the programme, so the idea that Madness might appear appealed ... we had a right run couple of days."

The band - consisting of Chris Foreman, Mike Barson, Lee Thompson, Daniel Woodgate, Mark Bedford and Suggs - managed to squeeze in their cameo just before the release of their album 'Can't Touch Us Now' and their UK tour.

Suggs explained: "We went out the night before filming and took in all that is Benidorm with the cast. I was playing in a karaoke bar at half 4 in the morning."

Meanwhile, although the holidaymakers didn't seem too keen on the group, the cast were "star-struck" by the legends.

A source said recently: "We are thrilled to get Madness on board. It's going to be a great episode. The cast were quite star-struck. Madness play a handful of hits in the show."

But 'Benidorm' is no stranger to the odd familiar face as the late Cilla Black, Joan Collins, Shane Richie, Matthew Kelly and Jason Manford have also appeared.