Pure comedy genius: Mr Bean, Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra

27 July 2018, 15:54 | Updated: 27 July 2018, 16:10

Relive the unforgettable, hilarious performance from the London 2012 Opening Ceremony, when Rowan Atkinson took to the stage with the LSO

When conductor Sir Simon Rattle and the musicians of the LSO were introduced at the spectacular opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics, we all thought we were in for a world-class performance of Vangelis's Chariots of Fire.

But the British can never take anything too seriously. So who should pop up to play the essential synthesizer pulse but Mr. Bean himself (aka Rowan Atkinson)? And six years on, it still has us in stitches.

The magic moment was enjoyed by over 60,00 in the stadium that night and an estimated global television audience of one billion.