Rick Astley has come to save 2020 and make us all laugh.
He’s joined TikTok, and has had great fun Rickrolling everybody on their For You page.
Celebrities on TikTok can go one of two ways: they either fall flat on their face if they take it too seriously, or they rack up millions of views for not being afraid to poke fun of themselves.
It started off in a surprising direction. Rick, clad in lilac, power washing some wheelie bins while dancing to Dua Lipa was not something we expected to see any time soon.
Fans loved it though, and were lulled into a false sense of security until…
Behold! The master RickRoll from the man himself.
The coat! The smile! The dancing! It’s racked up nearly 9 million views at the time of writing and over 2.3 million likes.
The comments are ecstatic too, with people writing “it’s really you!” “the king has arrived!” and also “Dad?”
If you’re not familiar with how TikTok works, the For You Page shows you videos they think you may be interested in, from people you don’t follow. It shows viral hits but also smaller, newer videos too that might be relevant to your interests.
Plenty of people are opening the app and being confronted by Rick’s smiling face and the blast of ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’.
Bravo, Rick Astley.
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