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LadBaby releases Christmas charity single about sausage rolls as he recalls living off £20 a week

Another number one single could be on the cards for LadBaby after he revealed that he and his family will be releasing another charity song for Christmas.

The star – real name Mark Hoyle – and his wife Roxanne made chart history last year, by racking up a second consecutive Christmas number one for the Trussell Trust – and this year will be no different.

Speaking to Metro.co.uk about the new single titled Don’t Stop Me Eatin’, the 33-year-old explained they are releasing yet another song about sausage rolls.

Because, why not?

‘It’s been hard keeping it a secret for so long but I think after last year, we felt we were done,’ he told us. ‘I felt like we had done the charity justice and we were in a good place with things.

‘But off the back of what has been a horrendous year for everyone, and having heard that The Trussell Trust for the first six months of the pandemic handed out 1.2 million emergency food parcels, we thought that is the reason to try again.’

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Christmas number one? (Picture: LadBaby)

‘The songs are silly and we try to make people laugh with it, but at the root of it, that’s why we do it and we want to get people smiling again,’ he added.

Don’t Stop Me Eatin’, which is the family’s hilarious take on the Journey Classic, Don’t Stop Believing, will be released on December 18.

All proceeds from the single will go to The Trussell Trust, whose mission is to end the need for food banks in the UK.

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The entire family will feature in the song (Picture: LadBaby)

It comes at the end of a year in which food banks have been in more demand than ever before.

Mark continued: ‘I think the sentiment of Don’t Stop Believing is what everyone needs to feel this year, don’t stop believing that things are gonna get better.’

The charity is not only helping millions of people in the UK, but it is also one close to Mark’s heart.

The dad-of-two went on to explain that when his eldest son Phoenix was born, he and Roxanne struggled themselves.

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Mark loves a sausage roll (Picture: Twitter/LadBabyOfficial )

He recalled: ‘About four years ago we were in a very different position to what we are now. We were struggling, we had gone down to a single-parent income.

‘We had just had our first boy and Rox was off on maternity leave and we were struggling, I think we were on about £20 a week.

‘It always lives with me and one of the hardest times was when we were at a checkout in Aldi and our bill came to something like £20.70 and we basically didn’t have the 70p.’

‘We were debating what we could put back from the shopping, and obviously we couldn’t put back baby formula and you can’t put back nappies and while we were doing that there was a gentleman behind and he gave us a pound and goes “Don’t worry about it”,’ he added.

Speaking about why it is so important to help those in need, Mark said: ‘We never went to a food bank, but we were close to it and we know what it’s like not having enough money and having to make choices about food.

‘So that’s why we do it because we have been there worrying about money, so we try and help now.’

In 2018 LadBaby managed to beat out musical heavyweights including Ariana Grande to land the Christmas number one with a comic take on We Built This City, trading in ‘rock and roll’ for sausage rolls.

They then followed it up with a parody of I Love Rock N Roll in 2019 with I Love Sausage Rolls, which also got the Christmas number one, beating the likes of Stormzy.

But, will they knock Mariah Carey off the top spot?

You can pre-order Don’t Stop Eatin’ here.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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