Matt Lucas will release a charity Christmas song
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The 46-year-old comedian is set to release ‘Merry Christmas, Baked Potato’ on November 26 to help raise money for food poverty charity FareShare following the success of his FeedNHS charity single ‘Thank You Baked Potato’ earlier this year.
He said in a statement:
‘Santa Baked Potato’s on his way! I hope my silly song will put a smile on your face.
”Thank You Baked Potato’ was released in aid of FeedNHS at a time when the supermarket shelves were empty and restaurants and cafes were closed. Now that that situation has been largely remedied, I have the opportunity – with my follow-up single ‘Merry Christmas, Baked Potato’ – to raise some money for another cause.
‘Like so many people I’ve been incredibly inspired by Marcus Rashford’s campaigning for FareShare, so all profits from downloads of the single and streaming revenue will go to the charity.
‘I also hope the song will bring a bit of a bounce in what is sure to be a challenging Christmas. All that I ask for in return is that Marcus Rashford doesn’t score against Arsenal ever again. Thank you’.
The song is inspired by his children’s book of the same name and produced by Tony-nominated Kevan Frost.
FareShare Commercial Director Alyson Walsh said:
‘FareShare is absolutely thrilled to be the charity partner for the Christmas Baked Potato song. We know how much Matt’s earlier song this year helped FeedNHS.
‘Sadly, as a food charity, we have seen demand for food skyrocket this year and the sales from this song this Christmas will help us keep supporting those in need, all across the UK’.
Earlier this year, the Little Britain star released his charity single ‘Thank You Baked Potato’ to help support the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.
The song peaked at number 34 in the charts with all the proceeds going to provide meals for NHS workers who were on the frontline during the pandemic.