X Factor’s Sam Bailey, Gogglebox, soap and Towie stars to release Mariah Carey’s ‘Hero’ for NHS amid coronavirus crisis – The Sun

CELEBRITIES including The X Factor's Sam Bailey, Gogglebox's Amy tapper and Towie star Yazmin Oukhellou have recorded an all-star version of Mariah Carey's 'Hero' to raise money for the NHS.

As frontline staff are bravely battling to save patients amid coronavirus crisis, popular TV stars have united in spirit to make a charity single.

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They recorded their own sections from isolation in home after Big Brother's Simon Gross thought up the collaboration.

Other stars on the single include Celebs Go Dating’s Callum Izzard, cage fighter and actor Alex Reid, Coronation Street actress, Amanda Barrie, comedy legend Bobby Davro, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK finalist Divina De Campo, British boxing manager and promoter, Kellie Maloney and Celebs Go Dating star Callum Izzard.

Funds raised are going towards NHS Charities Together in support of the COVID-19 appeal.

The chosen track, Mariah Carey’s ‘Hero’, will be engineered and produced by Ed John of Apple Acre Studios, who has recently worked with Busted.

The UK coronavirus death toll has today broken the 5,000-mark after 439 more died from the killer bug.

Positive cases have now reached 51,608 – up from 47,806 yesterday – as Britain continues to be gripped by the deadly disease.

The total death toll in the UK is now at 5,373 after 439 died in hospital in 24 hours, the Department of Health (DoH) revealed today.

But the true number is at least 40 people higher once deaths that occurred outside of hospital are factored in – bringing the grim total to 5,413.

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