DJ Mike Read in Ukip single release

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Published: Monday 20th October 2014 by The News Editor

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Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has launched a bid for chart success with a song singing the praises of Ukip and its leader Nigel Farage.

The broadcaster’s Ukip Calypso, which includes the lyrics “when we take charge and the new prime minister is Farage”, is 50-1 to go straight in the charts at number one according to bookmakers Paddy Power.

Other lyrics, which Read sings in a mock Caribbean accent, include digs at the European Union such as “With the EU we must be on our mettle, want to change our lawnmowers and our kettles”.

Read, who spent more than a decade at Radio 1, hit the headlines in 1984 when he refused to play the Frankie Goes to Hollywood single Relax because he objected to its lyrics.

He has also turned his hand to musicals, but his show about the life of writer Oscar Wilde closed after one night after dreadful reviews and poor ticket sales.

Published: Monday 20th October 2014 by The News Editor

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