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Children In Need charity single tops chart

The BBC Children In Need charity single, featuring an all-star choir of famous faces, has topped the charts.

The new choral version of Avicii's Wake Me Up, sung by choirmaster Gareth Malone's All Star Choir, was released on Monday and went straight in at No1.

EastEnders actor Nitin Ginatra, Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood (inset), Bake Off co-host Mel Giedroyc and comedian Jo Brand are among the untrained voices on the track. They sing with children from music projects that have been supported by Children in Need.

The track has racked up a combined chart sales tally of more than 120,000 in the past week.

The group beat off competition from Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Meghan Trainor, Tom Odell's popular John Lewis track and new entries from Sam Smith, The Veronicas and Kendrick Lamar.

Malone said: "To see this group of unlikely choristers at the top of the charts is amazing."

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