Matt Lucas is releasing his Baked Potato Song this week to raise money for the NHS during coronavirus pandemic – The Sun

MATT Lucas is releasing his Baked Potato Song this week to raise money for the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Little Britain funnyman will give all the money from the single to help the doctors and nurses saving lives.

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Matt is going to release his now-famous Baked Potato Song on April 3.

The cheeky tune, which he originally performed on Shooting Stars but has been updated with coronavirus advice, will be available to download and stream.

Matt said: "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.

"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.

He added: "I urge everyone to buy the single this week and raise vital money for the FeedNHS campaign."

The 55-second song tells people to "wash your hands and stay indoors."

It stresses the importance of  keeping a 2 metre social distance and to avoid touching your face.

It has gone viral since it the comedian posted it online, with over 3 million views on Twitter.

FeedNHS was 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 aimed to roll out across the nation to feed the NHS, with the goal that everyone will get one hot meal a day.

Meanwhile it was confirmed that comedian Matt Lucas would replace outgoing host Sandi Toksvig on The Great British Bake Off.

The 46-year-old comic will be joining Noel Fielding to present the programme, with Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood returning as judges.

The Little Britain star admitted he was “chuffed to bits to be part of the most delicious show on television”, adding: “I can’t wait to break bread with Noel, Prue and Paul and meet the brilliant bakers.”

However it has all been delayed now because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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