AceShowbiz - Comedian Matt Lucas is urging people to stay home, wash their hands regularly, and abide by the rules of the U.K.'s coronavirus lockdown in his new charity single.
The "Little Britain" star, 46, brought his old "Shooting Stars" character George Dawes back to life for a track, titled "Thank You Baked Potato", which emphasises nationwide regulations for people to only go outside for shopping or to collect medicine, for one daily bout of exercise, and to travel to work if it's absolutely essential.
Matt first debuted the track last week (ends March 27) with a funny video, which sees the star sat at his piano playing and singing his song, with lyrics including: "Baked potato changed my life, baked potato showed me the way, if you want to know what is wrong from right you must listen to what potato say (sic)."
"Wash your hands and stay indoors, thank you baked potato. Only go to grocery stores, thank you baked potato. If you want to have a happy day, you must listen to what the baked potato say (sic)."
Now, the "Bridesmaids" star has confirmed the tune has been recorded, and will hit download and streaming services on Friday.
Sharing a picture of the cartoon cover on Instagram, he wrote: "It's official - 'Thank You Baked Potato' will be released on Friday! All proceeds go to #FeedNHS, providing meals across Britain for our amazing NHS (National Health Service) workers."
Matt has been self-isolating at home in the U.K. as he suffers from lung condition asthma, that causes occasional breathing difficulties, putting him at high risk amid the global health crisis.