Watch: Hilarious parody of The Proclaimers' I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) pokes fun at Dominic Cummings

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A hilarious parody of The Proclaimers' iconic hit I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles), which changes the lyrics to reflect on the Dominic Cummings debacle, is doing the rounds on social media.

The spoof video, by comedienne, writer and singer Mel Moon, pokes fun at Cummings’ much-maligned decision to drive from Durham to Barnard Castle during lockdown, a journey he said was to test his eyesight.

Burnley-born Mel has been making people laugh with a series of parody sketches and songs throughout lockdown - and her take on I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) changes the lyrics to hilarious effect to lambast Cummings.

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"When I'm working, yeah you know i'm gonna be, I'm gonna be the man who tells you to stay home.

"When I go out, those rules don't apply to me, I will be the man who travels where I want.

"If my wife's sick, then you know I will not be, I will not be the man who stays home to childcare.

"I call mother, then you know I'm gonna be, I'm gonna be the man who drives to take them there.

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And I would drive 260 miles, and I would drive 260 more... just to be the man who gets to dump his children at his mother's door."

Dominic Cummings.Dominic Cummings.
Dominic Cummings.

Mel published the video on her Personalised Pop Facebook page, where it has had hundreds of likes.

The video has also caught the attention of former number 10 advisor Alastair Campbell, who referenced it on social media today.

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