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Rik Mayall's 2010 World Cup song becomes Top 10 hit

Comedian Rik Mayall, who passed away last week, has had his 2010 World Cup song Noble England enter the UK official singles chart at number seven.

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Sir Cliff Richard pays tribute to 'fan' Rik Mayall

Rik Mayall's character in The Young Ones was a Cliff Richard-obsessed sociology student and this evening the veteran pop star paid tribute to the comedian, who died today aged 56.

Sir Cliff said: "I became a fan of his when he was in The Young Ones show and was always thrilled when he used my name during his series.

"I am so sad at his parting."

In 1986 the singer recorded a charity version of his hit single Living Doll with the Young Ones cast for Comic Relief.

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