| Last updated
Football anthems have the potential to inspire a nation, to make its people believe that this will be the year - the time when it really does 'come home'. And none are more evocative than the classic that is
'Three Lions' 'Vindaloo'.
Well, Paddy McGuinness and Danny Dyer have joined forces to breathe new life into the iconic anthem just in time for the European Championships.
The tune was originally written by Fat Les trio Alex James, actor Keith Allen and artist Damien Hirst for the 1998 World Cup in France.
However, according to The Sun, it's now hoped the song will inspire Gareth Southgate and the boys to victory at this year's international throwdown.
Speaking to the publication, a source said: "Danny and Paddy are secret stars of the 'Vindaloo' re-recording.
"They laid down their lyrics in a studio at the end of last month but their schedules couldn't allow them to make filming. But it's obvious who sings what lines in the track and the new version sounds brilliant."
Coronation Street actor Will Mellor, Celebrity Juice's Leigh Francis and Madchester legend Bez of the Happy Mondays were seen filming in Hoxton, East London, recently.
According to PA, the song is called 'Vindaloo Two' and hopes to raise money for the NHS, with proceeds going to NHS Charities.
The insider added that while it's a nod to the chaotic scenes we all loved in the original video, it's even better this time around. If that's possible, I know.
"The video for the updated version is very much in line with the original," the source explained.
"Everyone involved in the remake thinks it will blow the original out of the water. It's brilliant fun."
The release date for the song has not been confirmed, but it will reportedly be with us ahead of England's first match of the tournament against Croatia.
But as well as the roaring anthem, let's hope Gaz's lads are all fit, with several key members of the squad currently struggling with injury.
Right back Trent Alexander-Arnold had to pull out of the squad last week following an injury to his thigh in the team's match against Austria.
There are also concerns over Jordan Henderson and Harry Maguire.
Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford revealed that he has been seeing a psychologist this season to help give him the edge he needs to perform at his best.
He told The Telegraph: "I just feel in a very good place.
"I began working with a psychologist at the start of the season. You know in football, those little one or two per cent gains - just to raise your ability on the pitch and what you can achieve - are crucial.
"Whether it's nutrition, psychology, extra gym sessions. I think it helps. So why not use it?"
Featured Image Credit: PA
Chosen for YouChosen for You
Most Read StoriesMost Read