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Fatboy Slim DJs at toddler disco in Brighton

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Media captionThe musician played a two-hour set on Sunday

DJ Fatboy Slim has played a secret gig to babies and toddlers at a rave organised in his home city of Brighton.

The musician, real name Norman Cook, who had hits with Right Here Right Now and Praise You played a two-hour set on Sunday for the children.

The gig was at a beach party called Baby Loves Disco, which was part of the ongoing Brighton Fringe Festival.

Its organiser Lesley Woodall said the DJ agreed to play to "return a favour" from 20 years ago.

She said: "When I was promoting bands I got Norman into a gig and afterwards he sent me a lovely fax to say thank you.

"I kept it and a couple of decades later used that same fax to try and persuade him to return the favour, not thinking for a second that he'd actually do it.

"But he's a dad and a proud Brighton resident and just the loveliest person, and he totally got what we're all about."

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Image caption Fatboy Slim agreed to do the gig to repay a favour

The DJ, who is married to presenter Zoe Ball, took their daughter with him to the gig.

He said Ms Woodall "had him over a barrel" with the written proof of the favour he owed her.

"This was an ideal way to repay it," he said.

"I can safely say this the first time I've done a gig for babies and their parents.

"It was great fun for both me and my daughter though, and the crowd were so up for it."

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