Bridgerton's Nicola Coughlan releases pop song

Bridgerton's Nicola Coughlan has released her debut pop song, called Shoes, More Shoes.

The actress is donating the proceeds of the song to LGBTQ+ charities, Not a Phase and The Trevor Project, in support of Pride Month.

The song came about after Nicola admitted she was desperate to release a tongue-in-cheek tune.

"You know, when the Real Housewives release pop songs just exclusively for gay men? That's like my dream job," she said in a Hits Radio UK interview. "'Cause they don't even really sing, they just list things. They're like, 'Shoes, private yachts, caviar - more shoes,'" she joked.

After the interview, music producer Ellis Miah sampled her comment and turned it into a viral remix on TikTok.

The pair then teamed up to make the track official. Nicola announced the drop of the track on her social media accounts on Friday.

"Like Lennon & McCartney, Dylan and the other great lyricists, I too wrote my first song by improvising some voice notes to @ellismiah in the 30 minutes I had before getting ready to go to Mighty Hoopla," she joked, referencing her trip to the UK music festival.

She added, "Thank you to all the Queer Icons and Real Housewives who served as inspiration, I live for you. Most importantly this song (now streaming everywhere you listen to music) is raising funds for two incredible charities @notaphaseorg & @trevorproject. Happy Pride."