People took to social media on Saturday evening to air their confusion over one of the acts asked to perform at The Queen’s 92nd birthday party.
Comedians Frank Skinner and Harry Hill were joined on stage by Former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Ed Balls, who performed a number in tribute to George Formby OBE.
Playing their banjoleles, the trio sang ‘When I’m Cleaning Windows’ – one of Mr Formby’s most famous numbers.
Her Majesty no doubt enjoyed the special birthday performance. She is a huge fan of George Formby. She even wanted to be President of The George Formby Society.
But many on social media were left confused over how two comedians and a man who had a chance at becoming Prime Minister ended up singing at The Queen’s 92nd birthday party.
This is a video of Ed Balls performing “Im cleanin’ windows” for the Queen pic.twitter.com/Ze2ZZsK9P2
— Benjamin Butterworth (@benjaminbutter) April 21, 2018
Crikey, I thought Sting and Shaggy were an unlikely double act. But now it’s Harry Hill and Ed Balls!
— Chris Mason (@ChrisMasonBBC) April 21, 2018
— Claire (@putneyclaire) April 21, 2018
Ed Balls, Frank Skinner and Harry Hill playing the banjo to When I’m Cleaning Windows – poor Meghan Markle must be so confused #Queensbirthdayparty
— Cara Lee (@Cara_L_Lee) April 21, 2018