MUSIC lovers have declared that LadBaby is the new X Factor – making the Christmas number one boring.
In the past the winner of the ITV singing competition would always secure the festive top spot and now – for five years running at least – the social media star Mark Hoyle and his wife Roxanne have taken the top spot.
Tonight, LadBaby made chart history by securing the Christmas number one for a fifth consecutive year, with the single Food Aid – surpassing a record set by The Beatles in the 1960s.
The track reworks the Band Aid song Do They Know It's Christmas? with lyrics about the cost-of-living crisis and vocals from MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis.
Following the news, people rushed to Twitter to complain about it – insisting it’s boring, despite the fact they are raising money for charity.
One person commented: “Ladbaby is the new x factor, making the Christmas number one boring.”
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A second moaned: “X factor ruined Christmas no.1 for years and as soon as were free from that LadBaby swept in to make sure it was still s***.”
While a third commented: “Remember when everyone used to complain about the x factor winner always being Christmas number one and now it’s ladbaby every year.”
In the run-up to Christmas, the track sold more than 65,000 units to become the fastest-selling single of 2022 to date.
Last year LadBaby equalled the Beatles' total of four Christmas number ones, earned by the Fab Four non-consecutively in 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1967.
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Profits from the new single will be split equally between food bank charity the Trussell Trust and the Band Aid Trust.
LadBaby reached the top of the festive chart with food-inspired tracks We Built This City (2018), I Love Sausage Rolls (2019), Don't Stop Me Eatin' (2020) and the Ed Sheeran and Sir Elton John-featuring Sausage Rolls For Everyone (2021).
They said: "I can't quite believe it. We're number one. The charity has made it five years in a row. How have we done this again?
"We want to say thank you to everyone who has supported us for the last five years. A massive apology to The Beatles, and to all The Beatles' fans… I'm sorry.
"The charity wins. The Trussell Trust gets Christmas number one again.
"Thank you to all the people who have downloaded, all the people who believed in us and brought a bit of Christmas magic. We love you all. Yes mate."
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