Geoff Hurst showed off his moves on stage with David Baddiel, Frank Skinner and Ian Broudie as the unlikely super group helped get the Euro 2020 final party started.
The creators of the popular Three Lions song were joined on stage by the 1966 World Cup hero at music venue 229 in London.
Hurst, 79, scored a hat-trick in a 4-2 win over West Germany to help England lift the World Cup 55 years ago, the last time they won a major tournament.
The Three Lions tune has been belted out constantly by England fans up and down the country during Gareth Southgate’s side’s run to Euro 2020.
And Baddiel and Skinner could have been singing the song at Wembley just hours before the final if it was not for UEFA.
European football’s governing body rejected a request for the comedians to sing the song.
Skinner told Channel 4’s The Last Leg: “There was a suggestion that we sang [Three Lions] on the pitch before the final on Sunday and UEFA said it was too partisan and not fair to the Italians to have that.
“In the opening game, which was Italy versus Turkey, Andrea Bocelli sang Nessun Dorma before the game.”
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Regardless, those inside the London music venue were given a great pre-match treat.
“A huge thank you to Ian Broudie and the Lightning Seeds, David Baddiel, Frank Skinner, Music Venue Trust, The National Lottery for giving us probably one of the best Sunday lunchtime shows ever,” a post on its official Instagram page read.
Explaining its decision, UEFA said: “No additional elements can be integrated at this stage due to the very tight countdown schedule and operational complexities ahead of the kick-off.”
The Football Association has chosen Three Lions as its ‘fan song’ and it will be blared out at Wembley while the England players warm up.