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Dizzee Rascal and James Corden record World Cup song

Dizzee Rascal and James Corden
Image caption Dizzee Rascal and James Corden are filming a video for the song next week

Dizzee Rascal and actor James Corden have joined forces to record a song to mark the World Cup.

The tune, which is a rap reworking of Tears For Fears' hit Shout, has the backing of Simon Cowell.

England fans are being offered the chance to add their vocals to the chorus via mobile phone.

The song is one of the numerous unofficial World Cup releases in the absence of an official England song for the first time since 1966.

The rapper and Gavin and Stacey star will donate all royalties from the track, which is released on 13 June, to Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.

Dizzee's rap includes the lyric: "Leave the wags alone, set aside your ego, we're tired of bragging about 40 years ago.

"We need a victory, quick, fast."

Other England World Cup songs include a remake of 3 Lions, featuring Robbie Williams and Russell Brand on vocals.

The official anthem of the tournament, which gets under way in South Africa on 11 June, is performed by Shakira and local group Freshlyground.

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