A high-flying Doncaster student donned his swimming trunks and shades to camp it up as singer George Michael for a fun video that’s all set to take-off and become an internet sensation.
Jack Remmington, 20, jetted out to Malta to film the promotional video for British Airways which sees the student and his pals singing their own version of Wham’s 80s classic Club Tropicana.
A member of Oxford University’s acapella singing group Out of The Blue, the all-male band were selected for the filming shoot after videos of their other hits went viral online.
Tenor Jack, who is studying geography at Kebel College, and is also chairman of the band, said: ““We’ve had a blast filming this with British Airways Holidays.
“They approached us saying they wanted to bring that holiday feeling to Brits, given how cold it is, and what better way to do that than with a bit of Club Tropicana?
“It’s a great song and it’s been fantastic to get away to Malta to film the video.”
Out of the Blue have previously covered Shakira’s Hips Don’t Lie - which has had more than five million hits on YouTube and more recently Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas, which also went viral and gained more than two million views in less than two weeks.
The group’s latest release has been timed to coincide with the first holiday period of the year and the time when most Brits feel the heat to get their summer getaway booked.
Claire Bentley, managing director of British Airways Holidays said: “We know some people find the pressure of booking a family holiday quite stressful.
“We thought we’d lighten the mood with a little humour to remind holidaymakers we can take care of everything for them.
“The boys are right when they sing ‘fun and sunshine, there’s enough for everyone’ - we’ve got beach holidays on sale from just £199 and like Club Tropicana, BA’s drinks are free!”
British Airways, which has a history of supporting British talent, is the first brand to partner with the group, formed in 2000, on an a capella re-make.
The 14-strong group flew to Malta with the airline to recreate the summer hit and bring the taste of sunshine and pina coladas tantalisingly close to Brits struggling with a cold winter.
The resulting video, which was filmed at one of BA Holidays’ featured hotels - The Corinthia St George’s Bay - follows the original, complete with deep tans, lilos, cocktails and shades.
Customers can watch the video on board most long-haul flights as well as on YouTube.