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Ed Sheeran and Sir Elton John support LadBaby with new festive song 'Sausage Rolls for Everyone' in attempt to make history for charity with fourth Christmas No.1 attempt



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Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran and rock icon Sir Elton John are supporting LadBaby in their fourth bid for Christmas number one.

The track, 'Sausage Rolls for Everyone', is a cheeky sausage roll-inspired take on Ed and Sir Elton's festive track 'Merry Christmas'.

LadBaby are a YouTube husband and wife duo with over 12 million followers. Mark and Roxanne Hoyle announced they were going for their historical fourth number one this morning on Facebook alongside Ed and Sir Elton.

LadBaby and LadBaby Mum with Ed Sheeran and Sir Elton John for their Christmas charity song. Picture: The Trussell Trust
LadBaby and LadBaby Mum with Ed Sheeran and Sir Elton John for their Christmas charity song. Picture: The Trussell Trust

Last Christmas, Ed had reached out to LadBaby on Instagram offering support and between them a plan was hatched for this momentous Christmas number one attempt.

Mark and Roxanne said: "We always said we’d only go for a fourth number one if we could make it bigger and raise even more money for the Trussell Trust.

"We approached Ed and Elton with an idea to do something that had never been done: to combine the music world with the social media world and join forces to make a difference to the people in the UK that need it most!

LadBaby and LadBaby Mum with Ed Sheeran
LadBaby and LadBaby Mum with Ed Sheeran

"Ed and Elton are pop royalty and they’ve both had huge success at Christmas, so we’re honoured and excited to be coming together to help families this Christmas and bring back some true Christmas spirit with the power of sausage rolls!

"No-one should go to bed hungry but today, far too many do. Can you imagine being forced into impossible decisions like heating your home or feeding your children? Help us make history! We HAVE to do whatever it takes to build a future where all of us can afford to go to sleep with a full stomach.”

Set to be released December 17, the song features the pair and all profits will go to food bank charity the Trussell Trust to support their campaign to end food hunger in the UK.

The Trussell Trust provides emergency food parcels to people living in crisis and is expected to hand out more than 7,000 emergency food parcels a day this December.

Ed Sheeran said, “I’m proud to be supporting and featuring on LadBaby’s very fun rework of Merry Christmas. All profits will be donated to The Trussell Trust which is a very wonderful and important charity, so make sure you stream it, buy it and play it on repeat."

Figures released by the charity just a few weeks ago revealed that food banks in its network across the UK provided over three emergency food parcels a minute over the past six months as families struggled to afford to feed themselves.

Emma Revie, chief executive officer at the Trussell Trust said: “Everyone in the UK should be able to afford the essentials – to buy their own food and heat their homes. Yet food banks in our network continue to see more and people being pushed deeper into poverty as they face giving out 7,000 food parcels a day this December.

LadBaby and LadBaby Mum with Ed Sheeran and Sir Elton John for their Christmas charity song
LadBaby and LadBaby Mum with Ed Sheeran and Sir Elton John for their Christmas charity song

“This is not right. But we know if we come together to push for change, we can ensure that nobody needs to turn to charity to feed their family. That’s why we are so grateful to LadBaby for their incredible support for a fourth year running – not only does it mean we can support food banks to provide vital emergency support, but it helps us work in the longer term towards a future where no one needs a food bank. Thank you.”

In previous years, the LadBaby family have raised cash for the Trussell Trust with a range of sausage roll-inspired tracks.

Last year they became the third act in UK chart history, after The Beatles and the Spice Girls, to score three straight Christmas number one singles - Don't Stop Me Eatin', a pastry take on Journey's Don't Stop Believin' followed by 2018's We Built This City and 2019's I Love Sausage Rolls.