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One Direction Signed Up For Band Aid 30? Sir Bob Geldof 'Recruits 1D' For New Version Of 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'

07/11/2014 10:40 GMT | Updated 07/11/2014 10:59 GMT

One Direction are the first act to sign up to appear on the new version of Band Aid’s hit ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’, according to The Sun.

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The newspaper have claimed that the British boyband have been recruited by Sir Bob Geldof to sing on a new version of the festive hit, which will raise money to help fight the Ebola crisis.

Three decades after the original version of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ topped the charts, 1D will join acts as varied as Adele, Alt-J and Florence Welch, according tot the newspaper.

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A source revealed: “Sir Bob has gone all out to get the biggest names in pop for the fourth release of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’

“Harry, Louis, Zayn, Liam and Niall were among the first stars on the organisers’ list and they jumped at the chance to get involved.

“As with previous Band Aid releases, there’s likely to be a mix of credible and pop acts featuring on the recording.”

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The most recent version of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’, released by Band Aid 20 in 2004, featured vocals from Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, Robbie Williams and a rap from Dizzee Rascall, who are all still enjoying chart success.

On the other hand, it also saw Jamelia and Rachel Stevens trading lines with the second incarnation of Sugababes, and Justin Hawkins from The Darkness...

We're sure Bono - the only act to contribute to all three existing versions of 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' - is waiting by the phone right now.

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