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Cyndi signs as Madonna for fans

Published 12/06/2015

Cyndi Lauper during filming of the Graham Norton Show
Cyndi Lauper during filming of the Graham Norton Show

Cyndi Lauper has revealed she has signed autographs as Madonna, when fans have mistaken her for her pop rival.

The Girls Just Want To Have Fun singer appears on tonight's Graham Norton Show, where fellow guest Mark Wahlberg discussed how he has come to see the funny side of being so often confused with fellow actor Matt Damon.

Lauper, who has a very distinctive, high-pitched New York accent, said: "It happens to me once in a while. I just sign Madonna. I don't care and as long as I don't talk I get away with it."

The Time After Time singer and Madonna were pitted against each other as pop rivals during the 1980s.

Meanwhile, father-of-four Wahlberg - who had a troubled childhood after becoming addicted to cocaine aged 13 - also revealed how he went back to finish school in 2013 to set a good example to his children.

The 44-year-old actor said: "I got my high school diploma recently to teach my kids that they need to buckle down and so they can't say, 'You didn't graduate high school and you are successful so why do I have to go to school?'"

Lauper and Wahlberg are joined on Norton's red sofa by Family Guy and Ted creator Seth MacFarlane and presenter Dara O Briain.

The Graham Norton Show airs on BBC1 at 10.35pm

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