Three Lions singer and comedian David Baddiel has praised a video that sees the song being performed by children with Down’s syndrome.
The video sees families from across the country putting their own twist on the iconic song as they sing along in Makaton, a spoken sign language.
Posting on Twitter, Baddiel wrote: ‘I have to be honest. This is the first version straightforwardly to make me cry.’
I have to be honest. This is the first version straightforwardly to make me cry. https://t.co/P3ffwXozAp
— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) July 10, 2018
Two of the video’s standout stars are four-year-old Ben Constable and his mum Claire.
The pair, from Lichfield, previously secured viral fame when they starred in a Carpool Karaoke-style cover of Christina Perri’s ‘A Thousand Years’.
Speaking to ITV, Claire explained: ‘Our message throughout is #wouldntchangeathing and we are working together to change existing perceptions of the condition and help others to feel better informed of aspects of Down’s Syndrome that may not be apparent initially.
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‘We had a prenatal diagnosis with Ben and it would’ve helped us greatly to have been exposed to such material as we started our journey into parenthood with Ben.’
Three Lions was originally performed by the Lightning Seeds, Frank Skinner and David Baddiel in 1996, before being re-recorded in 1998 and 2010.
It has been adopted once more as a tune of solidarity for the England team, and is expected to return to number one in the UK charts this Friday