Chesney Hawkes wowed by fan who plays The One and Only 440 times in a row at Epsom Hospital

This Is Local London: Chesney Hawkes and James Beckley, who is listening to The One and Only for 24 hours Chesney Hawkes and James Beckley, who is listening to The One and Only for 24 hours

Singer Chesney Hawkes visited hospital this morning to cheer on a fan as he listened to nothing but his hit song The One and Only for 24 hours.

The star of 1991 hit movie Buddy's Song donned a red nose during a visit to Epsom Hospital, where medical records co-ordinator James Beckley was in the middle of listening to the track 440 times.

Mr Beckley will keep listening to the song until 7pm tonight, but has already raised more than £1,000 in aid of Comic Relief to mark Red Nose Day.

Chesney Hawkes got in touch with Mr Beckley to thank him and then decided to come down and meet him.

Mr Beckley, a father-of-two from Sutton, took on this crazy challenge because he regards The One and Only as the ‘theme tune’ of his life.

He said: "I know it’s cheesy, but I’ve always liked the song and if I was going to have a theme tune, this would be it.

"If I was a boxer for example, I would walk out to the ring listening to it."

To donate visit: my.rednoseday.com/sponsor/jamesbeckleychesneychallenge.

And just in case you've forgotten how that song goes...

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9:15pm Fri 15 Mar 13

Michael Pantlin says...

Not many tracks I could endure listening to 440 times over except perhaps Mike Oldfield and Maggie Reilly's Midnight Shadow which often goes round and round in my head anyway.
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Not many tracks I could endure listening to 440 times over except perhaps Mike Oldfield and Maggie Reilly's Midnight Shadow which often goes round and round in my head anyway. http://www.youtube.c om/watch?feature=pla yer_detailpage&v=e80 qhyovOnA Michael Pantlin

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