LadBaby has revealed they aren’t doing a festive single for 2023, after five consecutive years getting the Christmas number one.
Last year, husband and wife duo Roxanne, 39, and Mark Hoyle, 36, surpassed a record set by The Beatles in the 1960s when they topped the charts with their single Food Aid, a rework of the Band Aid song Do They Know It’s Christmas?
But now the couple have revealed they have decided ‘to pass the baton on’.
Mark told the Metro: ‘We never expected it to be five, I’ll be totally honest. It’s one of those things that just happened over the years and we thought it was amazing that the public got behind us in the way that they did.
‘Five years ago when we started this, we knew the importance of food banks in this country and we wanted to raise funds and awareness for that so we did that one [song], that was lovely.’
Handing over the baton: LadBaby has revealed they aren’t doing a festive single for 2023, after five consecutive years of getting the Christmas number one
‘The legacy for us is we want charity songs to dominate every Christmas, we want all the top 20 to be charity songs for good causes, having fun, because that’s what Christmas is, it’s time for family and time for giving.’
Roxanne said their original plan was to do only one single but due to their success, went on to do four more.
According to Aceodds.com, The Pogues are favourites to achieve Christmas number one this year, with a 44% chance.
In joint second place are Ed Sheeran and The Beatles, with an 11.1% chance.
The Beatles recently released their final single Now and Then gives them a chance of the first Christmas number 1 since 1967.
LadBaby equalled the Beatles’ total of four Christmas number ones, earned by The Beatles non-consecutively in 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1967.
Profits from their single last year was split between food bank charity the Trussell Trust and the Band Aid Trust.
In total, the band have accumulated more than £1,305,000 for charity.
Number one: Last year, husband and wife duo Roxanne and Mark Hoyle surpassed a record set by The Beatles in the 1960s when they topped the charts with their single Food Aid
Music icons: LadBaby reached the top of the festive chart with food-inspired tracks with Ed Sheeran and Sir Elton John-featuring in Sausage Rolls For Everyone 2021
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).
Mark is a graphic designer and blogger from Nottingham, and together with his wife Roxanne rose to fame with their YouTube videos.
The clips posted under the name of LadBaby, followed his life as he prepared to welcome his first child with Roxanne, who is known as LadBabyMum.
The couple married in Las Vegas in 2015 and went on to welcome their first son Phoenix, seven, and Kobe, five.