Take That’s reunion single with Robbie Williams is set to be kept off the number one spot – by two minutes of silence.
The ‘manband’ release The Flood on Sunday 7th November but bookies are backing ‘2 Minute Silence’ by the Royal British Legion (RBL) to pip the pop stars to the post.
The RBL ‘track’ is backed by a video featuring celebrities like Jimmy Carr, David Tennant, Bryan Ferry, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Andy Murray.
David Beckham has pledged his support to the cause by mentioning it on his Facebook page.
Today a spokesman for Ladbrokes said: ”We’re backing ‘2 Minute Silence’ to claim the top spot on Remembrance Sunday and we’re offering odds of 4/9.
”The Legion has got the support of some of the UK’s top celebrity names and we think the British public will really take this single to heart.”
It’s another blow for Take That, who recently announced they were bringing forward the release date of their album Progress to avoid a clash with younger rivals JLS.
All proceeds from sales of the ‘2 Minute Silence’ single, available for download from iTunes from 7th November, will go towards helping members of the armed forces community, including Paul McClintock, who features in the video.
Paul, a former Rifleman with 1st Battalion The Royal Green Jackets, badly injured his back in a training exercise and receives support from The Legion.
Back The Legion by pre-ordering your copy of the ‘2 Minute Silence’ single today from the official Facebook group.
Otherwise you can download the single from iTunes from 7th November.