Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney is set to appear in Peter Kay‘s new comedy, which pokes fun at TV talent shows.

Sir Paul has agreed to a cameo role in the comic’s new Channel 4 project, imaginatively entitled Britain’s Got The Pop Factor… And Possibly A New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly On Ice.

He has apparently filmed several scenes for the two-hour programme, due to transmit on Sunday, October 12, according to the Daily Mirror.

The spoof, which sends up shows such as The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent sees Kay dress up to play some of the hopefuls, while it’s thought that Sir Paul will appear as himself.

A show source said: “They met at Sir Paul’s recent Anfield gig and Peter (pictured) asked him if he could spare a day to do some filming. He loved the idea. He is a fan of Peter’s work. Getting Macca is a big coup.”

Other big names thought to be appearing in the show include rock band Kaiser Chiefs and TV presenter Cat Deeley.

And Pop Idol panelists Nicki Chapman, Pete Waterman and Neil Fox will appear as judges.