Cyndi Lauper tells Graham Norton how she signed autographs for Madonna fans

Cyndi Lauper has revealed she has signed autographs as Madonna, when fans have mistaken her for her pop rival.

The Girls Just Want To Have Fun singer appears on tonight’s Graham Norton Show, where fellow guest Mark Wahlberg discussed how he has come to see the funny side of being so often confused with fellow actor Matt Damon.

Cyndi Lauper tells Graham Norton how she signed autographs for Madonna fans

Lauper, who has a very distinctive, high-pitched New York accent, said: “It happens to me once in a while. I just sign Madonna. I don’t care and as long as I don’t talk I get away with it.”

The Time After Time singer and Madonna were pitted against each other as pop rivals during the 1980s.

Meanwhile, father-of-four Wahlberg – who had a troubled childhood after becoming addicted to cocaine aged 13 – also revealed how he went back to finish school in 2013 to set a good example to his children.

Cyndi Lauper tells Graham Norton how she signed autographs for Madonna fans

The 44-year-old actor said: “I got my high school diploma recently to teach my kids that they need to buckle down and so they can’t say, ‘You didn’t graduate high school and you are successful so why do I have to go to school?’.”

Lauper and Wahlberg are joined on Norton’s red sofa by Family Guy and Ted creator Seth MacFarlane and presenter Dara O Briain.

The Graham Norton Show airs on BBC One at 10.35pm.

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