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LadBaby leads race for Christmas number one with latest charity fundraiser

Boris Johnson is oddly at number one on the music chart (Picture: PA) An offensive Christmas song about Boris Johnson has claimed the number one spot on the Amazon Music chart. The insulting track, titled Boris Johnson Is A F*****g C**t by The K***s, was released back in October but gathered momentum in the Christmas number one race after the prime minister implemented strict new coronavirus rules, including tier four ruining festive fun for millions of people. Until today, the song was neck-and-neck with LadBaby's Christmas song Don't Stop Me Eatin' on the Amazon Music chart but it's now taken the top spot. LadBaby's remix of Don't Stop Me Eatin' with Ronan Keating is now at number two, while the original version sits at number three. Over on the Official UK Chart, the rude song was at number 19 over the weekend but it couldn't be played on BBC Radio 1 during the countdown due to the language.

Charlie Brooker led the Christmas number one campaign (Picture: @charltonbrooker, Twitter) Presenters Vick Hope and Kate Thistleton told listeners: 'Now at 19, we've got a track about Boris Johnson that has so many bad words in it, we can't play it on daytime Radio 1.' It's unlikely the Johnson song will reach number one on the official top 40 chart as LadBaby was leading the way in the midweek update. The release of Don't Stop Me Eatin' is raising money for food bank charity The Trussell Trust and will be the third time LadBaby has earned the Christmas number one. The K***s' track has been supported by several celebrities including singer Kate Nash and Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker, who started the campaign for it to claim the festive chart-topper in October. If you've got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we'd love to hear from you. MORE: Rude Boris Johnson song competing with LadBaby for Christmas number after Charlie Brooker support Sign up to our newsletter for daily updates and breaking news Sign up here!

Hemel Hempstead's internet star LadBaby is once again leading the race for the Christmas number one with his latest charity fundraiser. The Herts YouTuber, originally from Nottingham, has reportedly gained a 'stong lead' over Mariah Carey, the Official Charts Company has revealed. His song, 'Don't Stop Me Eatin'' was released on December 18 and has already taken over from big time classics. This year, LadBaby, whose real name is Mark Hoyle, is hoping his song gets to number one as it will raise even more money for food bank charity the Trussell Trust. The organisation has benefited from his fantastic work in raising both funds and awareness with all the money gained from downloads from his most recent hit going to the charity.

LadBaby said he was up against "megastars" and when asked how he will celebrate if he tops the chart for a third time, he said he would have "sausage rolls and champagne, probably". LadBaby is no stranger at the top of the charts as it will be his third year in a row if he claims top spot in 2020. is third, and Jess Glynne's cover of Donny Hathaway's This Christmas is currently fourth. Sausage roll-singing sensation LadBaby has taken a "strong lead" for the number one chart spot as Christmas Eve gets under way. The Official Charts Company has revealed the Nottingham-born Youtube star, real name Mark Hoyle, is holding the lead over global superstar Mariah Carey.

Formerly of West Bridgford, the devoted dad and husband to Rox, is on course for a hat-trick of Christmas number ones with his newest hit Don't Stop Me Eatin'. The song, to the tune of Journey's Don't Stop Believin', is raising money for food bank charity, the Trussel Trust, a cause close to the family's heart after they recently opened up about their own previous struggle to put food on the table. If he manages to pull it off, he will join The Beatles and The Spice Girls in being the only artists to have three Christmas number ones on the trot. Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email The national Rock Choir, which includes singers from local group 'Yate Rockies,' are a front runner in the race for the number one Christmas single this week, in an effort to raise money for a mental health charity. 'Yate Rockies' - led by choir leader Alex Hawker who also runs groups in Bath, Stroud and Cheltenham - have joined thousands of vocalists from across the country in a bid to snatch the number one slot, won last year by YouTube sensation LadBaby.

Throughout the pandemic members of the Rock Choir have been involved in home recordings and have just released their version of 'Keeping the dream alive,' originally sung by Münchener Freiheit. The Choir is currently sitting at the top of the UK official singles downloads chart with their performance of the classic song. The Choir has been commended for uplifting its members and improving their mental health during the pandemic, through online rehearsals and group sessions. The Choir says it's "delighted" their Christmas single will help raise money and crucial awareness for leading charity the Mental Health Foundation. 'Yate Rockies' member Sue Gray told South Gloucestershire Gazette: "Being part of this amazing group led by our brilliant leader has been the most uplifting and rewarding experience, and this is without taking into account all the new friends I have made. "During Covid our choir rehearsals have moved to online meetings. Yes, it is a little strange belting out a Rock Choir number when you are in your living room alone, but who cares! In May this year and as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, the Rock Choir team hosted a 24-hour back to back music and well-being online event called 'Rock Choir 24', which raised over £45,000 for the Mental Health Foundation. Mark Rowland, CEO of the Mental Health Foundation said: "We are delighted that Rock Choir is releasing their own version of 'Keeping the Dream Alive' and supporting good mental health for all. We are very excited to hear the single and hope that, as it's coming out at Christmas, it has a shot of becoming that elusive number one. "Music is great for our mental health; both listening to it and playing or singing which is why Rock Choir is such a great fit for us. Founder and creator of Rock Choir, Caroline Redman Lusher, told InYourArea: "The lyrics in the song are extremely relevant to arts and entertainment at the moment; 'The game will never be over because we're keeping the dream alive'. "It's been one of the hardest-hit industries this year and everyone is desperate to find a positive and successful way forward to allow music and singing to take its place in society again. "The Christmas single will unite us all and reinforce why Rock Choir is so very special for the UK. The mental health and well-being of our membership is central to everything we do in Rock Choir so the whole project is perfect." Rock Choir will be streaming a live on concert on Christmas day and viewers can join in live at 9.30am on their YouTube Channel. There are always big stories on WalesOnline - don't miss any with our daily email Sign me up now Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email YouTube favourite LadBaby is leading the race for Christmas number one with a "strong lead" over Mariah Carey, the Official Charts Company has revealed. The star, real name Mark Hoyle, is heading the provisional rankings with Don't Stop Me Eatin', putting him on course for his third festive number one in three years. The song is raising money for food bank charity the Trussell Trust. The Official Charts Company said in a statement that LadBaby "retains a strong lead" over his rivals ahead of Friday's unveiling of the Christmas number one. Asked how he will celebrate if he tops the chart for a third time, LadBaby said he would have "sausage rolls and champagne, probably". US superstar Carey is second in the provisional rankings with All I Want For Christmas Is You, which earlier this month topped the UK singles chart for the first time, 26 years after its release. is third, and Jess Glynne's cover of Donny Hathaway's This Christmas is fourth. Sir Paul McCartney is on course to land the album chart top spot at Christmas with McCartney III.