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Amanda Holden finds out her charity song 'Over The Rainbow' is Top 5

3 May 2020, 18:54

Amanda Holden finds out her song has gone Top 5
Amanda Holden finds out her song has gone Top 5. Picture: The Official Big Top 40

Heart Breakfast presenter Amanda Holden joined Will Manning on The Official Big Top 40 to find out her charity single 'Over The Rainbow' has entered the UK's chart at Number 4.

Amanda Holden's charity single 'Over The Rainbow' has gone Top 5 on the UK's biggest chart show.

The cover of the classic 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' was released during Friday morning's Heart Breakfast, which Amanda hosts with Jamie Theakston, and entered The Official Big Top 40 at Number 4 this Sunday afternoon.

Amanda joined Will Manning on FaceTime from her home to find out the news and was almost almost lost for words.

"Yes!" Amanda screamed, shouting the news to husband Chris in the other room, "I'm completely overwhelmed and really, really thankful to everyone for downloading it."

"If everyone could keep downloading it - it's 99p - just think of that as your donation to the NHS, to secure its future."

Earlier in the week, Heart Breakfast listeners heard Amanda sing 'Happy Birthday' to Captain Tom Moore, the now 100-year-old war veteran who has raised over ÂŁ32 million for charity and admitted to having a soft spot for the popular presenter.

Amanda Holden finds out her song has gone Top 5
Amanda Holden finds out her song has gone Top 5. Picture: The Official Big Top 40

Captain Tom's cover of 'You'll Never Walk Alone' with Michael Ball and the NHS Voices of Care Choir - which is also raising money for NHS Charities Together - was at Number 2 again this week.

The all-star cover of Foo Fighters' 'Times Like These', featuring artists such as Dua Lipa and Coldplay's Chris Martin, spent a second week at Number 1. All the money raised from the track goes to providing essential support to vulnerable people impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

> See this week's Official Big Top 40 in full