Tyson’s gags are a knockout

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MORECAMBE’S heavyweight boxing star Tyson Fury made a good fist of stand-up comedy for Sport Relief.

The 6ft 9in fighter was one of five UK sports personalities who told gags in front of a studio audience to raise money for the charity.

The highlight of Fury’s routine was a joke about his heavyweight rival Audley Harrison.

He said the former Olympic champion “would have been asked to do the show, except he couldn’t stand up for three minutes!”

Fury was mentored for his stand-up routine by comic Daniel Sloss.

TV presenter Gabby Logan won the TV competition, beating Tyson, cricketer Michael Vaughan, rugby player Ben Cohen and ex-footballer Neil “Razor” Ruddock. The programme, which went out between 9pm and 10pm last Tuesday, was hosted by Claudia Winkelman.

You can see Fury’s performance at the 34-minute mark here