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Mike Read's Ukip Calypso misses out on Top 40 place

Former Radio DJ Mike Read's Ukip Calypso only managed to make it to Number 44. Credit: PA Wire

Mike Read's Ukip Calypso has just missed out on a place in the UK's Official Singles Chart Top 40.

The song, which was criticised over Read's mock Caribbean accent, finished at Number 44.

Earlier this week, the former Radio 1 DJ apologised for "unintentionally causing offence" with the track, and said he had asked his record company to withdraw the song from sale.

The song, which praises Ukip and its leader Nigel Farage, says Labour "committed a cardinal sin, open the borders let them all come in, illegal immigrants in every town".

Figures released on Wednesday showed the record was on course to be a hit, as it was sitting at number 21 in the midweek charts.

Ukip blamed "synthetic outrage" for Read's decision to withdraw his song from sale.

It was Meghan Trainor who took the honour of a fourth week at Number One with All About That Bass.