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Matt Lucas releases Christmas baked potato song in aid of FareShare

By | Published on Thursday 26 November 2020

Merry Christmas, Baked Potato

Following the success of his COVID-19 themed single ‘Thank You, Baked Potato’ earlier this year, Matt Lucas has returned with a festive sequel, ‘Merry Christmas, Baked Potato’.

The version of the song released in April raised money for the FeedNHS campaign to provide keyworkers with hot meals while battling the pandemic. This time around, Lucas is raising funds for FareShare, which redistributes surplus food to frontline charities and community groups, an organisation that has come to wider attention this year thanks to its collaborations with footballer Marcus Rashford.

“Santa Baked Potato’s on his way”, says Lucas. “I hope my silly song will put a smile on your face. ‘Thank You, Baked Potato’ was released in aid of FeedNHS at a time when the supermarket shelves were empty and restaurants and cafes were closed. Now that that situation has been largely remedied, I have the opportunity – with my follow-up single ‘Merry Christmas, Baked Potato’ – to raise some money for another cause”.

“Like so many people I’ve been incredibly inspired by Marcus Rashford’s campaigning for FareShare, so all profits from downloads of the single and streaming revenue will go to the charity”, he goes on. “I also hope the song will bring a bit of a bounce in what is sure to be a challenging Christmas. All that I ask for in return is that Marcus Rashford doesn’t score against Arsenal ever again. Thank you”.

FareShare Commercial Director Alyson Walsh adds: “FareShare is absolutely THRILLED to be the charity partner for the Christmas baked potato song. We know how much Matt’s earlier song this year helped FeedNHS. Sadly, as a food charity, we have seen demand for food skyrocket this year and the sales from this song this Christmas will help us keep supporting those in need, all across the UK”.

Watch the video for ‘Merry Christmas, Baked Potato’ here: