WATCH: Niall Horan pranks a Niall Horan impersonator live on radio… and does a damn good job of it 3 years ago

WATCH: Niall Horan pranks a Niall Horan impersonator live on radio… and does a damn good job of it

For a man from Mullingar, he can sure pull off a good London accent.

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Mullingar’s own Niall Horan has been busy promoting the release of his new single, ‘Slow Hands’ this week and in an appearance on Nick Grimshaw’s show on BBC Radio One, he served a reminder that he’s well up for a laugh when the opportunity presents itself.

On live radio, Niall was challenged by Nick to put a call into a Niall Horan impersonator called Liam pretending that he was a potential client looking to book him for a birthday gig in London on June 3.

Assuming the persona of a Londoner named Dave, Niall, with a fairly textbook London accent, played Liam along for a number of minutes, eventually getting him to sing a few lines from his first song, ‘This Town’ before revealing his true identity to the shocked recipient on the other end of the line.

Give yourself a little over five minutes to give this a watch; despite the impersonator not giving him much to go on at times, Niall plays an absolute blinder here.

Clip via BBC Radio 1