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The Razz: IT'S RACHEL - BY A NOSE; She'll join up with one-time Razz boy Chris Moyles on the Radio One truck of luck.

Byline: By Rick Fulton

RACHEL STEVENS is regretting telling Rowan Atkinson Don't Stop Movin' for their Comic Relief sketch.

The funnyman and former S Club 7 singer team up in a spoof of Spiderman - which left Rachel reeling.

Rowan plays Spiderplant Man and his alter ego Peter Piper and Rachel plays his girlfriend Jane Mary.

As Peter Piper, Rowan tries impressing Jane Mary at an Eighties school disco.

Rachel said: 'Rowan Atkinson is an absolute genius. He's so good at that Mr Bean-style physical comedy.

'Aside from not being afraid to go for the dayglo green Spiderplant Man suit, there's one scene where Rowan scares Jane Mary off with his dodgy dancing.

'The crew and everyone else on set were just cracking up.'

The spoof will be part of Red Nose Night Live '05 this Friday.

And that's not the only thing Rachel is doing for Comic Relief.

The brave lass has taken the baton left by our Razz girls and is cosying up to Chris Moyles.

The Radio 1 DJ spent the weekend partying with the Razz as part of his tour of the UK from John O'Groats to Land's End.Now it's Rachel's turn. And rather than the bars of Glasgow, she's got to stay with him - in a bus.

This morning Rachel will meet him in Liverpool and spend the day travelling to Birmingham.

Throughout the day on Radio 1 listeners will be able to pledge money to get Chris and Rachel to do things.

It could be visiting them at home or in the office or something more outrageous or funny.

After a few words of advice from the Razz yesterday Rachel feels she's ready to share a bus with Chris.

Rachel, whose new single Negotiate With Love is out at the end of the month, said: 'I'm well prepared for my day with Chris - I'm looking forward to it. Hopefully we'll raise loads of money too.'

Rachel is finishing off her second album - the follow up to Funky Dory.

Still to be named, the album takes off where Some Girls finished off - a fusion of elecropop.

Rachel said: 'Coming out of S Club, it was hard to know where I should have been heading. The Funky Dory album helped me realise what I wanted, and the successes of Some Girls and My LA Ex were an encouraging sign that that's what others liked, too.'

One song that failed to do so well was the title track Funky Dory - her second solo release - which only hit No.26.

Rachel said: 'Perhaps it was too strange. That taught me to go with my gut reaction. I liked the song, but I wasn't confident with it.

'I'm the one who sings the songs and I need to believe that they're me. One of the luxuries of being a solo artist is I can put those impulses into action.'

But next on her agenda is a day on the bus with Chris Moyles. Brave girl.

#To buy a Red Nose go to Sainsbury's or Oxfam or www.rednoseday.com.
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Date:Mar 8, 2005
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