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Charity set to trooser Ken's cash.

RADIO 2 host Ken Bruce Kenneth Bruce (born 2 February 1951, Glasgow, Scotland) is a British broadcaster. He is best-known for his mid-morning programme on BBC Radio 2, which is broadcast on weekdays from 9:30am until 12pm.  is hoping to become a chart star - by releasing his version of Donald Where's Your Troosers for Children In Need.

The DJ, from Glasgow, who celebrated his 58th birthday this week, recorded the song in collaboration with Elvis impersonator An Elvis impersonator is someone who impersonates or copies famed American musician Elvis Presley, either as a hobby, a career in entertainment or occasionally for fun. Elvis impersonators can range in ethnic background, size and talent.  Mitch Benn.

The pair got together to record the song made famous in the 1960s by kilted singer Andy Stewart.

The track is part of the Bandaged album, released before Christmas, featuring the vocal talents of radio presenters including Mark Radcliffe Mark Radcliffe (born 29 June 1958) is an English broadcaster who has worked in various roles for the BBC since the 1980s.

Radcliffe was born in Bolton, Lancashire (now part of Greater Manchester), educated at the independent fee-paying Bolton School and took an interest in
 and Eamonn Holmes.

Little Drummer Boy, featuring Terry Wogan and Aled Jones, has already reached number three in the pre-Christmas charts.

Bruce said: "It was incredible fun recording this single for BBC BBC
 in full British Broadcasting Corp.

Publicly financed broadcasting system in Britain. A private company at its founding in 1922, it was replaced by a public corporation under royal charter in 1927.
 Children In Need.

"I love any opportunity to celebrate my Scottish heritage so let's hope that, along with having a bit of fun, we can also raise a bit of money for the children and perhaps buy Pudsey a pair of troosers."

Every copy sold - with 30p from the 79p cost of the single benefiting the charity - will help Children In Need's total rise above the record-breaking pounds 20,991,216 reached at the end of the BBC1 Appeal Show last year.

While he's spun many a disc in his life, Ken's only personal foray into the charts was when he played the maracas on the 1981 single (Do) The Hucklebuck by Coast To Coast.


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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Feb 5, 2009
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