WATCH: Matt Lucas' Baked Potato in No.1 bid as it's released for Feed NHS campaign

3 April 2020, 10:12 | Updated: 3 April 2020, 19:20

The Little Britain star has now released his reworking of the Shooting Stars track, along with a new animated video, to raise money for the Feed NHS initiative.

Matt Lucas has released his new version of the Baked Potato song to help feed the NHS amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Lucas teamed up with actor Damian Lewis, his Peaky Blinders star wife Helen McCrory and the owner of LEON to create the FeedNHS campaign, which seeks to get free meals out to NHS workers.

Last week saw the actor, comedian and writer take to his Twitter account to share a new version of his ditty from Shooting Stars, which he updated to encourage the public to stay at home.

Now, the star has released the track to help fund a new initiative he's involved in to help feed NHS workers on the frontline.

The Baked Potato is available to buy and stream here

Watch its new animated video here:

The Little Britain star said in a statement: "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 go out and buy the single this week and raise vital money for the FeedNHS campaign."

Matt Lucas is considering releasing the Baked Potato song for Feed NHS campaign
Matt Lucas is considering releasing the Baked Potato song for Feed NHS campaign. Picture: 1. Twitter/Real Matt Lucas 2. Getty Images via Getty Images

The statement on the FeedNHS Just Giving page reads: "Hi we’re Damian, Helen and Matt and we’re attempting to raise 1 million pounds to get hot meals to NHS staff on the front line.

"Some of our heroes are already working 20 hour shifts and these hours will only get longer as the crisis worsens. With cafes and eateries all shut there is a real need to get healthy hot food to the hospitals.

"We are spearheading a campaign with LEON to get 6,000 meals a day into London hospitals for critical care staff and then hopefully across the nation to feed the NHS. The aim is that everyone will get one hot meal a day. We are starting this initiative in partnership with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and UCLH Healthcare NHS Trust and hope others will be inspired to roll it out across the nation."

They added: "This is a not for profit movement to deliver food to our heroic workers and already Wasabi, Tortilla, Peach Pubs, Rosa Thai, Hop, Pizza Pilgrims, Franco Manca, Farmer J, Tossed, Haché, Abokado, Dishoom and Nusa Kitchen have joined.

"No one’s making any money out of this and any profits will go back into the NHS, so please give generously to help #FEEDNHS."

You can donate to the Feed NHS campaign on justgiving.com

Meanwhile, Miles Kane got in on the action last week, covering the track for his fans:

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