Taylor Swift interrupts a wedding and Mark E Smith is the son of God in these brief sitcom appearances from A-listers
Of course, everyone had a cameo in Ricky Gervais’s TV industry comedy. But even in this crowded field, Bowie stole the show. After all, funny as Ross Kemp was, he wasn’t going to be able to perform a deliciously cruel song (“He’s banal and facile, he’s a fat waste of space”) mocking the sitcom’s hero. In a show about empty fame, Bowie was a reminder of what talent actually means.