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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!



Cheryl has opened up about her Malaria ordeal and how she was told by doctors at the time, that she had only 24 hours to live.

It’s been four years since Cheryl was diagnosed with Malaria following a trip to Tananzia.

The X Factor judge has decided to speak out about her ordeal in order to raise awareness.

“I didn’t for one minute think that only a year later I would get malaria myself and become so ill that at one point I was given 24 hours to live. It was the scariest thing you could ever imagine for me and for my friends and family.”

Cheryl Cole is now working for Sports Relief to raise funds to supply vital resources like mosquito nets to “…help those who need it most.”



Cheryl Cole has opened up about her frightening near death experience after she was given just 24-hours to live.

The Say My Name singer has had a great year so far, re-joining the X-Factor judging panel and working on her upcoming fourth album.

However in a frank interview for Sports Relief, the Geordie star shares her terrifying story of how close she came to dying when she contracted malaria following a trip to Tanzania five years ago.

In a video that will be broadcast tonight during Sport Relief, the star sent out a plea for donations, that’ll help secure medication and essential supplies like mosquito nets for those in need.

“When I climbed Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief five years ago it was honestly one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. The motivation lay in knowing it could help in eradicating malaria and ultimately saving lives by providing mosquito nets,” the 30-year-old said. “I didn’t think for one minute that only a year later I would get malaria myself and become so ill that at one point I was given 24 hours to live.”

Sport Relief takes place all weekend and every penny raised will go to help some of the most disadvantaged people around the world.



Just when you thought our favourite long-running comedy show couldn’t get any better, it does.

David Beckham will join the cast of Only Fools and Horses for a special sketch to raise money for Sport Relief.

David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst, aka Del Boy and Rodney, made Beckham feel at home in the one-off special of the classic sitcom – which ran on BBC One from 1981 and 2003.

Creator John Sullivan’s writer son Jim praised Beckham’s performance, saying, “His acting and delivery were very good. It was lovely to meet him.”

The special episode will be shown on the BBC this Friday but for now, you’ll have to make do with this teaser.