Eric Idle says Monty Python have roped in TV physicist Brian Cox to take part in their reunion concerts.
The star said he wanted the scientist to join in on a performance of Galaxy Song from The Meaning Of Life.
Speaking after the press conference, Eric said: “John (Cleese) can’t do silly walks because he has a hip replacement, I decided I couldn’t do the Travel Agent because you have to talk for 15 minutes and it’s really exhausting and so I thought, wel,l I’d like to do some of the songs we’ve never done.
“I’d like to do Galaxy Song with Professor Brian Cox coming in. I was with him last night, talked him into it.”
The song from the hit film includes the lines: “So remember, when you’re feeling very small and insecure, how amazingly unlikely is your birth.
“And pray that there’s intelligent life somewhere up in space, cause there’s bugger all down here on Earth.”
Eric said he also wanted to pay tribute to sixth Python Graham Chapman who died of cancer in 1989 aged 48.
He said: “I’m trying to do something technically where we sing with him.”