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Virgin Trains wave goodbye to UK rail network with bizarre video starring Mr Blobby

VIRGIN trains have released a celebrity-filled music video starring Mr Blobby to mark the operator's departure from Britain's railways.

Celebs from as far back as the 1990s joined staff in celebrating the firm's tenure as the longest-running rail franchise by recreating the famous lift scene from Dirty Dancing.

The stars include Mr Blobby, EastEnders star Shaun Williamson, and footie presenter Chris Kamara.

They enjoy a party on a Virgin Trains service from 1997 to 2019.

The firm has run services on the West Coast Main Line since March 1997 but will hand over the franchise on 8 December.

The firm is suing the DfT's decision to disqualify their bid over a pensions row.

Sir Richard Branson said: "Virgin Trains has led the UK rail industry for over 20 years, delivering faster journeys, ground-breaking innovation and award-winning customer service.

"Our 3,500 people are at the heart of the business and are the stars of this video, which celebrates the amazing work they have done to become the top-rated franchise in the UK today.

"We've had the time of our life serving our customers and wanted to celebrate the fun we have had with them since 1997."

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