Cliff Richard Set To Enter Top 40 Singles Chart With ‘I Believe In You' Thanks To Fan Campaign After Sex Offence Investigation

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Cliff Richard’s 1992 track ‘I Believe In You’ looks set to enter the UK Singles Chart this weekend, following a campaign from fans who want to show their support for the singer.

Last week, Sir Cliff’s home was raided as part of ongoing investigations into a sex abuse claim against the singer.

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Cliff’s defiant fans are determined to stand by him and have been downloading his single in their droves and it looks like ‘I Believe In You’ will make in into the Top 40.

The mid-week chart updated, published on Wednesday 20 August, states that the track is currently at number 43, just 500 copies away from number 40.

Sue Dungworth, who is part of the Cliff Richard Fan Club of Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire, has told MailOnline why she’s supporting the campaign to get Sir Cliff back into the charts.

“Some people might find it a bit of a trite campaign but it shows solidarity,” Sue explains. “This represents the swell of support for Cliff.

“I know he's not the only pop star with fans, but his fans seem to be particularly loyal. Like me, many of them have been with him since fairly early on.

“If there turns out to be anything in (the allegations) I will be extremely surprised and massively disappointed.”

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Police are investigating a claim which alleges that Sir Cliff sexually assaulted a boy under 16 at a religious rally in 1985.

Cliff has strongly denied any wrongdoing, branding the allegations 'completely false'.

The singer’s close friend Cilla Black has defended him, stating that she believes the allegations are “without foundation”.

"Cliff is a very close friend of mine and has been for a million years,” she said.

“I, like everyone else, was shocked to hear of these allegations and I am absolutely positive that they are without foundation."

The Official Chart will be announced on Radio 1 on Sunday 24 August.

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