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16/04/2020 14:25 BST | Updated 16/04/2020 14:28 BST

Ben Fogle's Suggestion We Should All Sing Happy Birthday To The Queen Sparks Some Very Colourful Reactions

Probably not the response he was expecting.

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Over the last few weeks, there’s been some genuinely lovely moments of people coming together to support a good cause, like Clap For Carers and 99-year-old Captain Tom Moore’s NHS fundraiser reaching £12 million.

So wildlife presenter Ben Fogle probably thought he was on to something when he made a suggestion on Twitter on Thursday morning.

With the Queen’s birthday next week, he tried to rally people on Twitter to sing a collective Happy Birthday to Her Maj from their doorsteps and windows.

“Let’s throw her a surprise,” he wrote. “Let our song bring good cheers not just to Her Majesty but to the whole nation #singforthequeen.”

While well-meaning, Ben probably wasn’t expecting the response he got on social media.

Many noted how he hadn’t quite managed to read the room...

Some reactions were a little more colourful...

Others noticed a fundamental flaw in his plan...

There were suggestions of who else we could sing Happy Birthday to...

And a warning to those who did participate...

That will be a firm “no”, then. Sorry Ben.