Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Wool wool wool.... another Xmas no 1 contender

News reaches us that kiddies' favourite Shaun the Sheep is releasing a Christmas single.

Well, we say Shaun the Sheep, but Vic Reeves, as the voice of the feem toon, is heavily involved.

It's called Life's a Treat, which is a lovely sentiment we think — though one that doesn't ring all that true in the grim cold greyness of an English winter. Still, kids are ridiculously buoyant creatures aren't they and they don't care about that sort of thing.

We think it would be great for an actual sheep to kick the butt of whichever human sheep "triumphs" in the X Factor, but Vic's advice to the little lamb on stardom is a bit on the dull side. The funnyman says: "I have warned Shaun that if he gets to the top of the charts, he needs to keep his hooves on the ground."

Oh come now, we'd love him to go crazy with stardom and get papped rolling pie-eyed out of the Groucho with Sienna Miller (and, on current evidence, he seems just her type).

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