Queen’s Brian May joined Matt Lucas for ‘Thank You Baked Potato’ duet - watch it here

14 April 2020, 14:40

Queen’s Brian May joined Matt Lucas for ‘Thank You Baked Potato’ duet
Queen’s Brian May joined Matt Lucas for ‘Thank You Baked Potato’ duet. Picture: Twitter

By Rory O'Connor

Queen‘s Brian May has joined Matt Lucas for a special virtual collaboration to perform Matt's charity single ‘Thank You Baked Potato’.

The song, which aims to help raise money to feed NHS workers, is part of a new FeedNHS campaign created by Matt, actor Damian Lewis and his wife Helen McCroy.

Telly watchers will recognised the tune as a reworking of Matt's ‘Baked Potato Song’ from TV quiz show Shooting Stars.

Queen guitarist Brian has now got involved in the action, with the unlikely duo teaming up to perform a duet of the single.

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Posting the video to his social media, Matt tweeted: “Life. Made. I love you @DrBrianMay.”

The charity single charted at number two on the UK Singles Chart last week.

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Speaking to Smooth's sister station, Matt told Official Big Top 40 listeners: “Thank you to everybody who downloaded it, you can still download it on thankyoubakedpotato.com, all the proceeds go to FeedNHS.”

Brian posted the video to his Instagram, writing: “With the legendary Matt Lucas of Little Britain and beyond!!

“Sage advice (no - instructions) in these lyrics of course. I think this is a smash!! Or could it be a mash!!

Matt Lucas – Thank You Baked Potato #StayHome #WithMe #FeedNHS

“Visit Matt’s campaign on Twitter to contribute to the charity this song benefits - to support the fight against the CoronaVirus... and Rock! Bri.”

Brian told ITV: “It’s a very hard time for everyone. This is a tragedy. But there are things to be grateful for. There’s a lot of people who are in terrible times, and we’re gonna lose a lot of people.

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“It might be me, since I’m an elderly and vulnerable person. But, you know, it’s not all bad — there are good things to look forward to, and this is only for now.”

Brian May also teamed up with Gary Barlow for a video duet of 'Get Back' by The Beatles last week. Watch it here.