Matt Lucas to release Baked Potato Song this week in aid of NHS

Proceeds from the track will go to FeedNHS, which helps the strained NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Matt Lucas's famous Baked Potato song has been reworked for the coronavirus crises and will be released this Friday (April 3) after going viral. 

The comedian and actor has rewritten his track, which was originally performed on comedy panel show Shooting Stars, to include key messages about how to avoid spreading and catching Covid-19.

The 55-second song will be available to download and stream from April 3. Proceeds will go to FeedNHS.

The track encourages people to "wash your hands and stay indoors", keep your distance from others and avoid touching your face, has gone viral since it the comedian posted it online, with over 3 million views on Twitter alone.  

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"The Baked Potato Song was something I sung on 'Shooting Stars' 20 years ago and in an idle moment on Tuesday night I rewrote the lyrics and updated them," Matt explained. Baked Potato is always giving good advice and the new advice in the new version of the song is about washing your hands, staying indoors and only going to grocery stores. I urge everyone to buy the single this week and raise vital money for the FeedNHS campaign."

FeedNHS is an initiative set up by food chain Leon alongside Matt, Damien Lewis his wife Helen McCroy to raise £1 million and get 6,000 meals a day into London hospitals for critical care staff. The campaign aims to roll out across the nation to feed the NHS, with the goal that everyone will get one hot meal a day. Visit the donation page here.

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