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Michael Buble with Gina Riley and Jane Turner

My favourite show: singer Michael Buble with Gina Riley and Jane Turner of Kath and Kim. Picture: Mike Keating

Look at moi, singer swoons

SINGER Michael Buble is now officially a hornbag.

The Canadian crooner yesterday filmed a surprise cameo role in the telemovie Kath and Kim—Crack the Code.

How Buble fits into the storyline of the 90-minute show—to screen on the ABC in November is being kept under wraps.

"I think this might be my favourite thing I've ever done," Buble said on the Elsternwick set.

The star made sure he squeezed in the cameo role during his sold out tour.

"I'm such a fan of the show. It's actually the thing I was looking most forward to on this trip.

"I'm so excited. I told them if they had to knock out live shows I'd do it. I drove people in my camp absolutely batty, I pushed really hard to make this happen."

Buble said he makes fun of himself in his Crack the Code role.

"I get to take the p—— out of myself, which is fun. It's so cool to be part of something so funny and so self-deprecating."

Buble discovered Kath and Kim while flicking TV channels on a flight to Australia for this year's Logies.

"I was getting hell from the passengers trying to sleep because I was laughing so hard.

"Then I looked to my right and I see Magda (Szubanski) sitting there on the same flight. So I went up to her and said `I just want to tell you this show is frickin' awesome'."

Buble made a professional move on Kim's alter-ego Gina Riley at the Logies after-party.

"I drunkenly went up to Gina and said 'I'll do anything you want me to, just put me on the show'. We swapped emails, they worked up an idea for me and I said `Just tell me when and I'll show up'."

Buble joins an impressive cast of guest performers.

Serial Kath and Kim fan Kylie Minogue stole the show in the series three finale as a grown-up Epponnee Rae.

Series three (which will be repeated on the ABC next month) also featured cameos by Mark Holden and Rachel Griffiths.

The show has attracted guest actors including Geoffrey Rush, Vince Colosimo, Tony Martin and William McInnes.

Production on the Kath and Kim telemovie will wrap up in early October.

By Cameron Adams
September 24, 2005
The Herarld Sun