Watch John Barnes rap his ‘World in Motion’ verse on ‘Celebrity Big Brother’

The former Liverpool and England forward bowed to pressure and performed his verse for his fellow housemates last night

John Barnes performed his rap from the classic New Order song ‘World In Motion’ on Celebrity Big Brother last night (January 9) – watch a clip of Barnes rapping below.

The former Liverpool and England forward is currently participating in the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother after entering the house on Friday (January 5).

During Tuesday’s talent show task, Barnes performed his iconic rap from the New Order track – which was originally released back in 1990 to support England’s World Cup campaign that year – much to the delightful of his housemates.


Back in 2016, a petition was launched by New Order fans in an effort to persuade the band to play ‘World In Motion’ during their Glastonbury appearance that year. They did not play the song, however.

Celebrity Big Brother was criticised last week for the addition of controversial comedian Dapper Laughs to the house.

Dapper Laughs – real name Daniel O’Reilly – was publicly shamed in 2014 after making distasteful and sexist jokes via his popular Vine account. After his ITV2 show was cancelled due to Dapper Laughs claiming a member of his audience was ‘gagging for a rape’, O’Reilly killed off the ‘character’ – only to bring him back a few months later.