TV chef Jamie Oliver is set to get a taste of the music industry thanks to his latest venture. The 39-year-old has teamed up with Ed Sheeran and Sir Paul McCartney on a new song promoting Food Revolution Day, which aims to educate children about food.
The track, which has been co-written by Jamie and Ed, is set to be released in May. On Friday, Jamie met up with Ed during his Australian tour to finalise the recording plans and to confirm which other stars will perform on the song.
"I got an email this morning to call Paul, he's just put bass down on lyrics on a special anthem I've written for Food Revolution Day," Jamie said. "I wrote it with Ed Sheeran. It'll go out in beginning of May, a viral campaign.
"We laid down the tracks and Ed set me the task of going out and getting the band together so I said to Paul, 'Will you lay down bass?' and he said yes!"
Jamie also revealed that he hopes to get Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and Paloma Faith involved with the song.
"In doing this song with Ed, nobody has said no yet. It is pretty amazing," Jamie said on Nova FM. "Paloma Faith, Jazzie B from Soul II Soul is doing spoken word, Chris Martin is putting some keys down. Ultimately it comes down to kids and food so I think we can get a great message out there."
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Jamie Oliver has co-written the track for Food Revolution Day
The father-of-four is said to have struck up a close friendship with Ed, and went along to support him at his Sydney show on Friday. Ed has been making headlines while touring in Australia by filming a cameo in Home and Away, and also making a surprise appearance at the wedding of two fans.
The 24-year-old also revealed that he is single after calling time on his one year relationship with food production assistant Athina Andrelos.