If Gary Barlow had any notions that his Sports Relief song Greatest Day – a cover of the Take That hit – would become the official World Cup song, they have certainly been dashed!

The former X-Factor judge, may have gotten Gary Lineker and Girls Aloud singer Kimberly Walsh to feature on the track but it has not been a hit with his fans.

The song which was part of Sports Relief had been endorsed by the FA but there are no plans to release it as a single and it has been removed from iTunes.

Unfortunately, while the single is a Comic Relief production, they don’t have plans to release it either.

They said: “There are currently no plans to release the version Greatest Day shown on the Sport Relief 2014 night of TV as a single. The video will be available to view on YouTube during the World Cup.”

This flop comes not too long after the singer and his bandmates Mark Owen and Howard Donald were involved in a tax avoidance scheme.

Hmm, maybe he should go back to being an X-Factor judge – we liked him on that!