Matt Lucas is releasing a Christmas music for charity (Image: Neilson Barnard/Getty Photographs)
The Little Britain comic is about to launch Merry Christmas, Baked Potato on Thursday November 26 to assist elevate cash for meals poverty charity FareShare.
It follows the success of his FeedNHS charity single Thank You Baked Potato, which was launched earlier this yr to lift cash amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The music reached the highest spot on the iTunes chart and the UK Official Streaming & Obtain Chart, with all of the proceeds going to supply meals for NHS staff who have been on the frontline.
Celebrating his vacation charity tune, which relies on the guide of the identical identify, Matt stated in a press release at present: ‘Santa Baked Potato’s on his method! I hope my foolish music will put a smile in your face.
‘Thank You Baked Potato was launched in help of FeedNHS at a time when the grocery store cabinets have been empty and eating places and cafes have been closed. Now that that state of affairs has been largely remedied, I’ve the chance – with my follow-up single Merry Christmas, Baked Potato – to lift some cash for an additional trigger.’
He went on: ‘Like so many individuals I’ve been extremely impressed by Marcus Rashford’s campaigning for FareShare, so all income from downloads of the only and streaming income will go to the charity.
‘I additionally hope the music will deliver a little bit of a bounce in what is bound to be a difficult Christmas. All that I ask for in return is that Marcus Rashford doesn’t rating in opposition to Arsenal ever once more. Thanks.’
FareShare Business Director Alyson Walsh stated: ‘FareShare is totally thrilled to be the charity associate for the Christmas Baked Potato music. We all know how a lot Matt’s earlier music this yr helped FeedNHS. Sadly, as a meals charity, now we have seen demand for meals skyrocket this yr and the gross sales from this music this Christmas will assist us maintain supporting these in want, all throughout the UK.’
Thank You Baked Potato, initially carried out almost 20 years in the past on the BBC panel present Taking pictures Stars, was rewritten by Matt to incorporate key messages about methods to keep away from spreading and catching Covid-19, and urging individuals to remain at house amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Merry Christmas, Baked Potato is launched November 26.