Rizzle Kicks reveal their love of Shaun the Sheep

Jordan Stephens of Rizzle Kicks has revealed he is a huge fan of Shaun the Sheep, who first appeared in the 1995 short film 'A Close Shave'

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Rizzle Kicks' Harley Alexander-Sule and Jordan Stephens (Jon Furniss/Corbis)

Rizzle Kicks' Jordan Stephens is a huge fan of Shaun the Sheep.

The British hip-hop act, which also features Harley Alexander-Sule, have provided music for the soundtrack of the new film and Jordan has revealed himself to be a long-time fan of the character, who first appeared in the 1995 short film 'A Close Shave'.

Speaking at the European premiere of the new movie, Jordan told BANG Showbiz: "[The characters have] just got a completely unique look, obviously. It's a very British style of comedy. I mean, you just look back at 'Wallace and Gromit', it's very dry humour. I just love it. Shaun in 'A Close Shave' was my favourite 'Wallace and Gromit' film."

Since starring in 'A Close Shave', Shaun has become a popular character on children's TV and Jordan was amazed to learn that the seven-minute episodes were broadcast in 180 countries globally.

He shared: "I didn't even know he killed it, I didn't even know he was doing so well. They were like, 'Shaun, yeah, he's got his own TV show.' I typed it in and I was like, 'It's Shaun! It's the sheep!' I love him."

Shaun the Sheep Movie

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 85 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Mark Burton, Richard Starzack
  • Cast: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes
  • UK release: 6 February 2015

When the Farmer gets lost in the Big City, Shaun (Fletcher) and his friends leave Mossy Bottom Farm to rescue him. With a steady stream of hilarious, well-timed sight gags, it's a beautifully made comedy for the whole family, packed with the kind of detail that rewards future viewings.

Rizzle Kicks

BRIT School graduates Rizzle Kicks have been having their own go at the charts, following in the footsteps of their classmates Adele and Leona Lewis. The pair offer 80s-inspired, 'flower power' hip hop in support of their 2011 debut album, Stereo Typical.

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