LadBaby recruit Martin Lewis for record-breaking fifth Official Christmas Number 1

The new trio you never knew you needed will be putting a new spin on the classic Do They Know It's Christmas?

LadBaby have announced an attempt at a record-breaking fifth Official Christmas Number 1 single in the UK.

This year, Mark and Roxanne Hoyle will be joining forces with none other than TV's money-saving expert Martin Lewis for a cover of Band Aid's classic Do They Know It's Christmas?

The proceeds from the new single will be shared equally between food bank charity The Trussell Trust and the Band Aid foundation.

Last year, LadBaby made history as the first act to ever claim a consecutive four UK Christmas Number 1s with their track Sausage Rolls For Everyone, featuring both Ed Sheeran and Elton John. 

But LadBaby share the distinction of being one of two acts with four #XmasNo1s - the other being The Beatles, with four non-consecutive festive chart-toppers.

In a statement, LadBaby said: "We never intended to release a fifth Christmas single but as ambassadors of the Trussell Trust we were not prepared to sit back and do nothing in a year when people are struggling more than ever.

"So, a few months ago we approached Bob Geldof and Midge Ure and the Band Aid Trust to ask permission to rework the most iconic Christmas track of all time, Do They Know it's Christmas. And we were truly honoured when they said yes!"

If they succeed, LadBaby will become the first act in UK chart history with five Christmas Number 1 singles, overtaking The Beatles for the all-time record.

The single is available to pre-order now, and is released on Friday (December 16). 

The 2022 Official Christmas Number 1 will be announced on Friday, December 23. The full Christmas Top 40 will be counted down on BBC Radio 1's Official Chart Show with Jack Saunders from 4pm.

The full Top 100 Official Christmas Singles Chart and Albums Chart will be published on from 5.45pm.