In what may just be the biggest comeback in showbiz history, the remaining members of Monty Python have teamed up again for a number of reunion shows. John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam took to the stage at the O2 Arena in London on Tuesday night in what is to be the start of a 10-gig run.

Eric Idle
Eric Idle - The Pythons return for one final round of gigs.

In a fit of nostalgia, they performed a collection of classic sketches, including the Four Yorkshiremen and the Lumberjack Song. They concluded the show with a sing-along to the ever popular Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life.

The show also featured cameos from the likes of Professor Brian Cox and Stephen Hawking, as well as national treasure Stephen Fry. Fry took part in a sketch about a questionable game show host who takes to blackmailing celebrities.

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Some of the biggest cheers of the night came when archive footage of Python Graham Chapman, who died in 1989, was played. Chapman died of cancer aged 48.

Michael Palin
Michael Palin - the shows will also pay tribute to the late Graham Chapman, the missing part of the team.

The nine upcoming gigs will all be at the O2, concluding on July 20 will be their final show together. Ever. Tickets for the reunion run between £32.50 and £171.75.