FESTIVE chart-topper LadBaby has withdrawn from the race for the Christmas number one spot.
The fan-favorite group is none other than social media star Mark Hoyle and his wife Roxanne – also known as LadBaby and LadBaby Mum.
LadBaby has had five previous Christmas No.1s with catchy tunes including Sausage Rolls for Everyone, Food Aid and Don’t Stop Me from Eating.
The duo began dominating the festival charts with We Built This City on Sausage Rolls in 2018.
However, last year they made chart history by securing the top spot for the fifth consecutive year – surpassing the record set by The Beatles in the 1960s – with Food Aid.
This is a remake of the classic Band Aid holiday song Do They Know It’s Christmas?
In true LadBaby style, they’ve created a Christmas hit with a twist – with lyrics addressing the current ongoing cost of living crisis.
YouTuber Mark has now said they will “pass the baton” to a new artist to take the 2023 top spot.
I said Metro: “After five wonderful years, we have decided to hand over the baton to the British public and we will not be celebrating Christmas for the first time this year.
“We never expected the number to be five, I’ll be honest. It’s one of those things that’s been going on for years and we think it’s amazing that the public has supported us the way they have.
“Five years ago, when we started this, we knew how important food banks were in this country and we wanted to raise money and awareness for that so we created a singing, so lovely.”
Their songs raised money for The Trussell Trust, a charity working to end the need for food banks in the UK.
Following closely behind LadBaby in the race for last year’s Christmas No. 1 spot was Wham’s festive favorite ”Last Christmas”.
The Sidemen came in close behind with their festive single “Christmas Drillings” – ahead of Mariah Carey, Ed Sheeran and Elton John.
It seems the duo are now preparing for a career change – after we exclusively reported this month how they impressed This Morning TV bosses during their time working for Lorraine.
Vloggers currently have 1.13 million subscribers on YouTube.
They also have an additional 3.5 million followers on TikTok.
A source said: “It was earlier but Lad Baby was officially in talks with ITV about joining the This Morning family on a permanent basis.”