Arctics and the Rev’s parents prove Lordly

Screen stars: The McClures
Screen stars: The McClures
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WHEN your offspring include two Arctic Monkeys and the musician known as The Reverend, you might think you’ve done your bit for popular culture.

Not it seems the parents of Alex Turner, Matt Helders and Jon McClure.

They have become the undisputed, if slightly older, stars of a video by city dance act Lords Of Flatbush.

Penny Turner, Jill Helders and John and Cheryl McClure all appear in the promo piece for the band’s debut single 999.

And their cameos have proven so popular more than 4,000 viewers have already watched on YouTube.

“It’s about time the parents were recognised,” laughs Steve Edwards, the 40-year-old Woodseats musician who leads the Lords.

“The video is about how youngsters get stigmatised for things that go wrong and, originally, it was just going to be Jon’s parents playing the parents of the lead guy, but they told Penny and Jill, and they wanted to come along too. It wasn’t planned but we’re delighted.”

Filmed around the city centre and a house in Abbeydale, the film also has cameos from Andy Nicholson and, perhaps most excitingly of all, Star reporter Rachael Clegg. Single available on iTunes.