Matt, 41, and co-host Alex Jones, 41, had been joined on The One Present by legendary entertainer Elaine Paige, 71, and screenwriter Richard Curtis, 62.
After discussing tomorrow evening’s BBC Comedian Aid telethon with the latter, Matt and Alex then quizzed Elaine about her participation in a one-off particular of All Star Musicals, set to air on ITV this weekend.
The present will see actor and entertainer John Barrowman, 52, as grasp of ceremonies as seven celebrities take to the stage to carry out a quantity from a musical.
Nevertheless, it was when the dialogue turned to the host of the one-off particular did Elaine should be warned the programme was a “family show,” when she spoke about an interplay she had with the John.
Earlier than telling her story, Elaine mentioned: “That was lovely to work with him again because I haven’t worked with him since I don’t know when,” with the present having already been recorded forward of its broadcast this Sunday.
After Alex mentioned the actor is understood for being a bit cheeky, Elaine remarked: “He’s very naughty, you know that. He’s a prankster.”
Starting her story, Elaine mentioned: “I can bear in mind once I was in Something Goes with him we used to have a dressing room subsequent to one another and each evening he would come into my dressing room.
“He would at all times both are available in a grotesque masks or one thing and frighten me out of my life or moon me from behind the door.”
Talking about a time she received her personal again on John, Elaine advised the presenters: “One night I heard the next night, he was going to come in naked.”
In-between breaths, host Matt managed to leap in and warn the guest: “Hang on, it’s a family show don’t forget.”
Persevering with her story after Matt’s temporary interjection, Elaine recalled: “I assumed, ‘I’m going to get him again for all of this’.
“So, I went out and purchased a large can of shaving foam, white shaving foam and so he opens the door and says, ‘Elaine, are you in there?’
“I mentioned ‘Yes, yes.’ He regarded around the door and I sprayed him all over with having foam. I received him again, I used to be so thrilled,” Elaine concluded.
In addition to speaking in regards to the host of the present, Elaine additionally mentioned her interplay with the celebrities of the one-off particular, performing as each a mentor and a choose.
Elaine will probably be joined on the judging panel by Strictly Come Dancing skilled Kevin Clifton, 36, Broadway legend Kristin Chenoweth, 50, and West Finish star Trevor Dion Nicholas.
Discussing her function as a mentor, Elaine defined: “I had an hour with every of them individually and it was enjoyable to do as a result of we talked in regards to the track they had been going to sing, their character and we speak in regards to the emotional essence of the lyrics.
“Then I gave them some sensible ideas. So, it was fairly attention-grabbing for me as a result of I used to be there on the very starting after which to see their implausible present stopping performances on the finish of their journey.
“It’s actually attention-grabbing,” Elaine remarked earlier than Alex requested if there have been any celebrities the entertainer thought she would want greater than an hour to work on.
Elaine coyly replied: “I don’t think so. They all had different worries, really.”
Forward of Comedian Aid’s telethon tomorrow, former MP Ed Balls, 52, joined the presenters on yesterday’s show to discuss his venture to Mount Kilimanjaro.
The One Present airs weeknights at 7pm on BBC One.