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Phil Collins Give Mickey Mouse A Makeover

987The famous ears of Mickey Mouse have been given a celebrity makeover to raise money for charity.

Stars such as Phil Collins, Geri Halliwell and Estelle have been showing off their artistic talents by putting their own personal twist on the cartoon character's ears.

They all got together at Disneyland Paris for the launch of the charity event.

Collins revealed he drew inspiration from his musical skills for his creation, which are in the shape of a golden drum kit with, in his words, "some bald bloke playing the drums" in the middle.

The former Genesis frontman admitted that he has "kind of retired" and has ruled out touring with the band again.

"I don't want to go on tour anymore," he said. "I have got my two young boys, seven and four. I want to be there to bring them up."

He did though hint at the possibility of some new material. He said he has been "fooling around" in his "own little studio", but reiterated that it "won't mean a tour".

He admitted that nowadays making music is "like a hobby for me rather than a way to make a living".

Other celebrities who have been testing out their artistic talents on Mickey's ears is EastEnders actress Samantha Janus, who plays Ronnie Mitchell, as well as 80s pop singer Sinitta.

She added to the buzz surrounding X Factor winner's Alexandra Burke's new album.

Sinitta said: "She was definitely the best contestant and look out for her album, I mean it's going to be ridiculous. So far so good."

Singer turned fashion and textiles designer Pearl Lowe and her daughter Daisy also got involved. Unsurprisingly, the model's ears were covered in daisies. While Thierry Henry's are in the shape of footballs.

The Mickey Ears will be auctioned online at www.buyoncegivetwice.co.uk with proceeds going to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

© Sky News Online, by Elizabeth Scott

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