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Stephen Colbert bashes Daft Punk 'no shows'

Stephen Colbert
Image caption A video showed Colbert dancing to Daft Punk's hit Get Lucky

US comedian Stephen Colbert has hit out at Daft Punk after the dance act pulled out of his live show two hours before broadcast.

Referring to the French duo as "Click and Clack", he told viewers on Tuesday they had been booked to appear on The Colbert Report a month earlier.

"Fun fact," he continued. "No one told me until two hours ago."

A video of Colbert and his guests, including Jeff Bridges, dancing to Daft Punk's hit Get Lucky was shown instead.

Matt Damon, Britain's Hugh Laurie, talk show host Jimmy Fallon and the cast of Breaking Bad were among other celebrities invited to show off their moves.

Daft Punk - aka Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter - were booked to make a rare television appearance on the Comedy Central show to promote their Random Access Memories album.

Image caption Random Access Memories debuted at number one in 20 countries

Instead, singer Robin Thicke made a surprise appearance on The Colbert Report to sing his single Blurred Lines.

Speaking to the studio audience, Colbert claimed: "This network is owned by Viacom, which is also the owner of MTV.

"Apparently, Daft Punk are going to make a surprise appearance on the MTV Video Music Awards. Don't tell anyone."

MTV have yet to comment about the duo's involvement in the awards, to be held in New York on 25 August.