LadBaby on those I’m A Celebrity rumours – ‘If asked, I’m sure it would be AMAZING!’
LadBaby on hoping to 'make everyone smile' this Christmas
LadBaby is well on his way to securing his third Christmas No 1 in a row today. Once again, real-name Mark Hoyle’s latest song is raising money for foodbank charity The Trussell Trust. Aside from the music, the YouTuber has already featured in a Walkers Crisps advert, but is he now set to take part in I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! 2021?
Express.co.uk caught up with LadBaby earlier this month as he launched his new charity single Don’t Stop Me Eatin’, a sausage roll parody of Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’.
The 33-year-old is odd-on to make his Christmas No 1 hat-trick, but he’s a bit sceptical.
LadBaby said: “Y’know what, I don’t read too much into the bookies’ odds these days.
“The bookies had me as favourite to go in I’m A Celebrity this year and ITV never rang me!”
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LadBaby added: “I don’t know where these odds come from.
“But look, it’s funny we’re on the bookies and hopefully, we’re able to do this for a good cause.”
Asked if he’d like to be on I’m A Celebrity, Mark replied: “If the question ever came I think it’d be amazing!
“Whether or not I could follow in the footsteps of Giovanna Fletcher I don’t know, she was amazing this year. Yeah look, if it came, I’m sure it would be amazing.”
This year’s I’m A Celebrity took place at Gwrych Castle in Abergele, Wales due to the on-going pandemic.
As LadBaby mentioned, the author, actress and presenter Giovanna Fletcher was crowned Queen of the Jungle this year.
The runner up was BBC Radio 1 presenter Jordan North, with Vernon Kay just behind in third place.
When we asked LadBaby why he chose Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ to parody this year, the YouTuber admitted he’d run of songs with rock and roll in the title.
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LadBaby said: “What we’ve tried to do for the last two years is find songs that families love and that families know. We want to do a song that Mum, Dad, Granny and the kids can have a little dance to it.
“We looked at karaoke songs and Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ always ranks high and obviously puts people in a feel-good mood; something they feel confident about singing.
“So we thought, ‘Why not? Let’s give it a go and weave some sausage roll magic into that!’ And you know what? I think it’s a kind of sentiment of what we all need this year. Don’t Stop Believin’ that things are gonna get better and 2021’s gonna be a better year. It just felt right!”
Apart from his three Christmas No 1s, we asked the 33-year-old what his favourite Christmas song is.
LadBaby replied: “Mine are the novelty songs because I’ve got to, because that’s what ours are. We love Bob the Builder in our house; probably the one that people listen to the least!
“We’ve got kids of that age so I’m all up for novelty songs: Bob the Builder and Mr Blobby!
“My wife though, she’s obsessed with Christmas, she has the Disney Christmas album in the car from about October. I listen to Mickey Mouse singing most of our Christmas songs!”
LadBaby’s Don’t Stop Me Eatin’ is out now and can be downloaded here.
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