MUST-WATCH: Recently unearthed Father Ted footage pays tribute to Jack Charlton
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MUST-WATCH: Recently unearthed Father Ted footage pays tribute to Jack Charlton

AN OLD Father Ted sketch which paid tribute to Jack Charlton has started making the rounds again following the football legend's death.

In the footage-- shot more than 14 years ago for the Kenny Live tribute show for Charlton, Dermot Morgan and Ardal O'Hanlon reprise their roles as the iconic Father Ted characters.

The sketch shows Ted and Dougal on the set of the hit Channel 4 sitcom, inside the Craggy Island parochial house, as Ted tries his best to explain to Dougal what exactly is going on (What else is new?).

In classic Father Ted hilarity, Dougal can't seem to distinguish the celebrated football star from the drunken, aggressive priest who shares his name, responding 'Arse, feck, drink!' as Ted tells him they need to pay tribute to Jack.

To make things even better, Jack Charlton himself is watching the sketch, and you can see him laughing away as the hapless Dougal first mixes him up with Father Jack, then a fisherman, and then can't seem to grasp what the sport of football actually is.

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While the sketch was made in 1996, many Fr Ted fans have never seen it, as it never appeared on any of the video or DVD boxsets.

And with Jack Charlton being known for his keen sense of humour, it's fitting that his sad passing has resulted in this brilliant sketch being unearthed.