Bill Bailey's royal klezmer

By Simon Rocker, December 6, 2012

So far as I am aware, no klezmer band has yet appeared at the annual Royal Variety Performance.

But here’s the next best thing. Bill Bailey (right), in a musical comedy act, took the Match of the Day theme tune and had the audience smiling and clapping along when he slowed it down on his keyboard and rendered it as a “Jewish folk song”.

Whether the Queen herself was hand-bopping to the sounds of the heim, the ITV cameras didn’t show.

Last updated: 3:18pm, December 6 2012