George Michael is to star in Catherine Tate’s Christmas TV special, it’s been confirmed.

The 44-year-old former Wham! star met the flame-haired actress at a nurses’ benefit gig last year.

The music man, who was recently banned for driving after he was found slumped at the wheel of his car, has already recorded the scenes for the BBC One show.

A source told The Sun: “The scripts are top secret but George is happy to take the mick out of himself.

“He’ll do anything Catherine tells him as he’s such a fan.”

George is not the only name to have guest starred in the hit comedy show.

Other famous faces who have made an appearance include Jools Holland, Patsy Palmer, Natalie Cassidy and Paul O’Grady.

The former prime minister Tony Blair made a surprise appearance alongside the actress’s teenage chav character Lauren for a Comic Relief special earlier this year.