Mumford and Sons revisit boy band past for Jimmy Kimmel sketch

Benjy, TD, Winston and Marcy Marcus once stormed the charts as Mumtown

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Remember when Mumford & Sons rivalled N*Sync with hits such as “Girl, I’m saying Girl, Girl”, “Package 4 U” and “O.M.G.U.H.O.T”?

Screaming teens flocked to see the Nineties boy band, formerly known as Mumtown, as Benjy, TD, Winston and Marcy Marcus stormed the charts - at least, that’s how Jimmy Kimmel remembers it.

Mumford & Sons adopted their Nineties alter-egos for a sketch on Kimmel’s US show, featuring the presenter as “Mum”, a fifth member who joined the band during their pop-tastic heyday.

Mum eventually decided to “go solo” after falling out with the band over “artistic differences’, helping Mumtown move forward with their unique blend of rock, folk and bluegrass, which earned them numerous awards.

Now no longer forced by their fifth member to sing sugary singles including “I Am My Heart”, Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall and Ted Dwane have never looked back.

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