Stormzy calls on 35 famous pals including Usain Bolt and Louis Theroux for Mel Made Me Do It video

Stormzy calls on 35 famous friends including Usain Bolt and Louis Theroux to appear in the 11-minute music video for his new track Mel Made Me Do It

Stormzy has called upon his famous friends to appear in the video for his new single Mel Made Me Do It.

The rapper, 29, has enlisted the help of 35 of his celebrity friends, with many recognisable names starring in the promo, including cameos from the likes of Jose Mourinho, Usain Bolt and Louis Theroux.

The rap superstar has made his big return to music almost three years after his last solo effort and it features a moving monologue written by Wretch 32 and voiced by actress Michaela Coel as well as a verse by Stylo G. 

All stars: Stormzy has called upon his famous friends to appear in the video for his new single Mel Made Me Do It

All stars: Stormzy has called upon his famous friends to appear in the video for his new single Mel Made Me Do It

It has been released alongside an 11-minute music video which features the famous faces.

Olympic hero Usain Bolt features in the promo alongside documentary-maker LouisTheroux as well as fellow British rappers Dave, Headie One, Little Simz and writer Malorie Blackman.

Football manager Jose Mourinho, actress Michaela Coel, runner Dina Asher-Smith, comedian and television presenter Jonathan Ross and author Malorie Blackman also appear.

Celeb pals: The rapper, 29 (centre), has enlisted the help of 35 of his friends, with many recognisable names starring in the promo, including cameos from the likes of Louis Theroux (left)

Celeb pals: The rapper, 29 (centre), has enlisted the help of 35 of his friends, with many recognisable names starring in the promo, including cameos from the likes of Louis Theroux (left)

Sporting legend: Olympic runner Usain Bolt also appears in the video for the track which was released this week

Sporting legend: Olympic runner Usain Bolt also appears in the video for the track which was released this week

Elsewhere, former footballer Ian Wright, DJ Trevor Nelson, singer Gabrielle and founder of Soul II Soul Jazzie B take part.

There is also a tribute to the late Jamal Edwards as his mother, Loose Women panellist Brenda Edwards, appears.  

The monologue gives nods to influential Black ‘giants’ including football legend Ian Wright, with Coel heard saying: ‘Today, we speak about foundation. Many great Black influential giants have touched people, from soul to soul, throughout many generations.

Big names: Football manager Jose Mourinho (front right) appears in the video which marks Stormzy's big return to music almost three years after his last solo effort

Big names: Football manager Jose Mourinho (front right) appears in the video which marks Stormzy’s big return to music almost three years after his last solo effort

Talent: Comedian and chat show host Jonathan Ross appears in a purple suit which he wore with an animal print top

Talent: Comedian and chat show host Jonathan Ross appears in a purple suit which he wore with an animal print top

Making music: Singer Gabrialle is one of the many stars to appear on the much-awaited video for Stormzy's new song

Making music: Singer Gabrialle is one of the many stars to appear on the much-awaited video for Stormzy’s new song

Music history: Founder of Soul II Soul and producer Jazzie B also take part in Stormzy's new video

Music history: Founder of Soul II Soul and producer Jazzie B also take part in Stormzy’s new video

Fame game Author Malorie Blackman (right) appears alongside runner Dina Asher-Smith in the promo

Fame game Author Malorie Blackman (right) appears alongside runner Dina Asher-Smith in the promo

Centre stage: Headie One appears in the video which features a monologue which pays a moving tribute to influential Black 'giants'

Centre stage: Headie One appears in the video which features a monologue which pays a moving tribute to influential Black ‘giants’

‘It’s often “greatness” comes to mind, but footballing legends like make Ian Wright greatness come to sight. Our DNA empowers us. 

‘We can make a song and dance out of everything. Our genes are enriched – it seems there is not a seam out of place in our fabric … ‘

It’s believed the single is the first offering from Stormzy’s long-awaited third album, which he previously announced would land by the end of 2022.

Touching: There is also a tribute to the late Jamal Edwards as his mother, Loose Women panellist Brenda Edwards, appears

Touching: There is also a tribute to the late Jamal Edwards as his mother, Loose Women panellist Brenda Edwards, appears

New work: It's believed the single is the first offering from Stormzy's long-awaited third album, which he previously announced would land by the end of 2022

New work: It’s believed the single is the first offering from Stormzy’s long-awaited third album, which he previously announced would land by the end of 2022

When he kicked off his UK and Ireland tour back in March, Stormzy thrilled fans by sharing footage which appeared to show him recording new music and adding a message declaring a new album is on the way.

The message which flashed up at the gigs declared: ‘Album 3. Coming 2022.’

No more details about the record have been released.

New material: When he kicked off his UK and Ireland tour back in March, Stormzy thrilled fans by sharing footage which appeared to show him recording new music

New material: When he kicked off his UK and Ireland tour back in March, Stormzy thrilled fans by sharing footage which appeared to show him recording new music

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