Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Taylor Swift causes a stir as stars record Children In Need album

Adrian Lester, Jim Broadbent, Suranne Jones, Himesh Patel, Shaun Dooley, Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter, who are all singing on an album of covers in aid of BBC Children In Need (BBC/Ray Burmiston)
Adrian Lester, Jim Broadbent, Suranne Jones, Himesh Patel, Shaun Dooley, Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter, who are all singing on an album of covers in aid of BBC Children In Need (BBC/Ray Burmiston)

Broadchurch actor Shaun Dooley was stunned as Taylor Swift turned up at a studio to watch him recording one of her songs for a charity album.

Dooley and fellow celebrities including Helena Bonham Carter, David Tennant, Jodie Whittaker, Luke Evans, Olivia Colman, Suranne Jones, Adrian Lester and Himesh Patel were filmed while making an album of cover songs for BBC Children In Need.

In the documentary which aired on Wednesday Dooley was shown getting the surprise of his life when US superstar Swift dropped in to Abbey Road Studios as he was singing his version of her song Never Grow Up.

Dooley was recording when Swift interrupted over the studio intercom, saying: “Can you do it a little bit more American? Like a little bit more of an American accent? It’s a bit Yorkshire.”

Shocked, the actor muttered “Oh my God” and clapped his hands over his eyes.

Swift, who said she was invited along by Oscar-winning actress Colman, told Dooley: “I can’t sing this song live because I wrote this song about moving out and realising I wasn’t going to be a kid any more.”

“The fact that I heard you were dedicating this to your family, my heart doubled in size,” she added.

The singer also revealed she was a “big Broadchurch fan”.

Dooley said afterwards: “If I’d have known she was there I would have chickened out and I would have just gone, ‘I can’t do it, I can’t do it’.”

There was also a surprise for Whittaker, who was visited by members of Coldplay as she recorded a cover version of their song Yellow.

The chart-topping British band’s guitarist Jonny Buckland and drummer Will Champion played on Whittaker’s version of their emotive love song.

The Doctor Who actress was singing in memory of her nephew, who died at the age of three in 2014.

The album, in aid of BBC Children In Need, will be released later in the year.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]