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The Darkness thrilled with Taylor Swift Apple ad

The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins has thanked Taylor Swift for giving his rock act a sexy boost by miming along to their I Believe In A Thing Called Love hit in a new Apple Music ad.

In the new commercial, the pop star prepares for a "quiet night in" by selecting the 2003 hit on her iPhone and then dancing along to the track while mouthing the lyrics - and Hawkins and his bandmates are thrilled.

"I didn't think we could get any sexier, but somehow Taylor raised the bar!" the rocker told Billboard, revealing he and Taylor go back a few years.

"Taylor Swift used to come to a lot of our shows back in the day," he added. "It's good to see she hasn't given up on her roots! Take it to the bridge, Swiftmeisteress!"

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