LadBaby reveals secret DM from Ed Sheeran as he lands Christmas number one

LadBaby revealed that he received a secret message from Ed Sheeran before landing his third Christmas number one with Don’t Stop Me Eatin’.

The YouTuber’s third festive sausage roll-themed single managed to beat some big names to the number one spot including the likes of Justin Beiber, Ed, Mariah Carey and a rather rude song about Boris Johnson.

The single, which is a hilarious take on the Journey Classic, Don’t Stop Believing scored 158,000 chart sales – making it the biggest opening week for a single this year.

LadBaby – aka Mark Hoyle and his wife Roxanne – now match a record jointly held by The Beatles and Spice Girls – the only other acts who can lay claim to a trio of consecutive Christmas Number 1s.

All proceeds from Don’t Stop Me Eatin’ will go to The Trussell Trust, whose mission is to end the need for food banks in the UK.

Speaking to Metro.co.uk on Christmas Day about his victory, Mark began: ‘It’s just so unbelievable isn’t it, it’s so overwhelming.

‘To have done it once, three years ago, and we’re still as shocked as surprised now that we’ve been able to do it again and that people have believed in us.’

Since launching their single, Mark and his family have been inundated with messages of support from people all over the UK – including the Shape of You hitmaker, who sent Mark a cheeky DM.

‘Ed Sheeran messaged me on Instagram a couple of days ago and just said that he loves what me and my wife are doing and he thinks what we do at Christmas is really important, and he hopes we do it every year,’ he continued.

‘It was quite a touching moment that you never expect to happen.

‘You know, one of the world’s biggest stars sending you a message just to say “Good luck, we love what you’re doing for charity and keep it up”. We were blown away by that.’

In 2018 LadBaby managed to beat out musical heavyweights including Ariana Grande to land the Christmas number one with a comic take on We Built This City, trading in ‘rock and roll’ for sausage rolls.

They then followed it up with a parody of I Love Rock N Roll in 2019 with I Love Sausage Rolls, which also got the Christmas number one, beating the likes of Stormzy.

Maybe another number one with Ed could be on the cards next year?

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