Matt Lucas

Matt Lucas releases ‘Thank You Baked Potato’ in aid of FeedNHS

Matt Lucas has released a reworked version of his famous ‘Baked Potato Song’, will all proceeds going to FeedNHS.

‘Thank You Baked Potato’ sees the actor, comedian and writer share key messages on how to avoid spreading and catching COVID-19. The track, which was originally performed by Matt on Shooting Stars, encourages people to wash their hands, keep their distance, and ultimately stay at home.

Speaking about the track, 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. I urge everyone to buy the single this week and raise vital money for the FeedNHS campaign.”

Watch the official animated video below.

‘Thank You Baked Potato’ is currently number one on the UK iTunes Chart. Matt also duetted with Take That star Gary Barlow as part of the singer’s ‘Crooner Sessions’ on social media.

The track is raising much needed funds for FeedNHS, an initiative set up by food chain LEON alongside Matt, actor Damien Lewis and his actress wife Helen McCroy to raise £1 million and get 6,000 meals a day into London hospitals for critical care staff.

The campaign will then hopefully roll out across the nation to feed the NHS during the current COVID-19 crisis, with the aim that everyone will get one hot meal a day. 

This not-for-profit movement is in partnership with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and UCLH Healthcare NHS Trust. The likes of Wasabi, Tortilla, and Pizza Pilgrims have already joined the initiative to help deliver food to the heroic workers.

You can donate and find out more about the FeedNHS initiative here

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Written by Katrina Rees

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