YouTubers LadBaby and LadBaby Mum scoop Christmas number one for fourth year in a row with festive anthem Sausage Rolls for Everyone featuring Suffolk's Ed Sheeran and Sir Elton John
YouTube couple LadBaby and LadBaby Mum have scooped this year's Christmas number one for the fourth consecutive year with Sausage Rolls for Everyone, which features Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran and rock legend Sir Elton John.
The track is a cheeky sausage roll-inspired take on Sheeran and Sir Elton's festive single Merry Christmas and all money raised from the single will go to The Trussell Trust, which has a network of foodbanks providing emergency food and support to people in crisis, but is working to stop UK hunger and poverty.
Sausage Rolls for Everyone pipped the original version to the post, with Merry Christmas at number two. It marks Sheeran's second Christmas number one, after Perfect hit the top spot in 2017, followed by LadBaby's three previous Christmas number ones over the next three years.
Last Christmas, Sheeran had reached out to LadBaby on Instagram offering support and between them a plan was hatched for this momentous Christmas number one attempt.
'Sausage Rolls for Everyone' was released on December 17 giving it only a week to make the top spot.
The YouTubers, Mark and Roxanne Hoyle, 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!
"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.”
The couple were spotted on Tuesday along with Sheeran at Waveney foodbank in Eye, helping sort donations.
The pair beat Sheeran and Sir Elton's original song to the number one spot. They also surpassed Adele's 'Easy On Me', which was another contender.