Watch the moment Jimmy Somerville surprises a Bronski Beat busker

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A busker in Berlin got a surprise when the original singer of a song he was performing joined him for a street duet.

A passer-by with a camera-phone captured the moment ’80s pop star Jimmy Somerville, walking his dog in the German capital, joins the busker midway through his rendition of Bronski Beat’s hit record ‘Smalltown Boy’ – watch it below.

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[Jimmy Somerville had a string of top 10 hits in the 1980s with Bronski Beat]

The YouTube user described the surreal encounter:

“What a huge surprise for this street musician and us!

“We were filming him singing the song Smalltown Boy by Bronski Beat, when suddenly Jimmy Somerville (the original singer) comes up and joins him singing!

“Awesome, things like that only happen in Berlin!”

Whether the encounter was purely by chance or not has yet to be clarified.

The original video for ‘Smalltown Boy’:

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Nick is an Edinburgh-based writer and editor, covering music, pop culture and comedy.

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