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Byline: DAVID POWELL

A CHRISTMAS single is being released by ex-Coronation Street actor Bruce Jones and a singer from Eighties band Black Lace.

The song, Sing Out For Christmas, is due to be released on November 18.

Bruce, who now lives in Towyn, appears with singer songwriter Dene Michael, who gave the world the novelty song Agadoo in 1984.

The idea for a Christmas release came after the soap star sent Dene a photograph of himself in a Santa hat in Llandudno.

Bruce, who played scruffy Les Battersby in Corrie, said: "I came across an old Santa hat when I was having a sort out in the summer.

"I put it in my pocket and later I was having a walk along the beach when it started raining. So I popped the Santa hat on my head, took a photo on my mobile and sent it to Dene."

Dene and Bruce hope that their new song and video should get everyone in the festive spirit.

Dene quipped: "If you think Bruce looks good in his Santa hat, you should see him in his tights."

Bruce will be plaing pantomime baddy Fleshcreep in Jack & The Beanstalk at Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park from December 7 to December 10 and at Stiwt Theatre, Wrexham from December 12 to December 29.

Dene i's best known for his days with the band Black Lace who released popular party hits such as Agadoo, Do The Conga and Hokey Cokey.

"Me and Bruce are just two big kids at heart" admits Dene. "We absolutely love Christmas and this song can't fail to get people into the Christmas spirit."

Black Lace's Agadoo peaked at number two in the UK singles chart 29 years ago and spent 30 weeks in the Top 75.

But in a survey for dotmusic in 2000, respondents voted "Agadoo" as the fourth most annoying song of all time.

As for Bruce, he's helped a range of charities since his days in the Street.

He has supported Conwy-based Cais which helps people with drug or alcohol addiction or mental health issues. He has also just finished a film - Looters, Tooters and Sawn Off Shooters.

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Oct 17, 2013
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