British TV show 'The X Factor' played host as the new Band Aid single for Ebola victims was broadcast for the first time.
The video shows performers including One Direction, Rita Ora and Ed Sheeran, recording a cover of the 1984 song to tackle Ebola on the ITV's hit show, the BBC reported.
AdvertisementOrganiser Bob Geldof, who was also behind the 1984 original, said he addressed the participants "like the headmaster" before they sang the chorus and even explained the situation in West Africa, what the UN were saying and what people can do to help.
Speaking on X Factor to presenter Dermot O'Leary, Geldof described the new recording as a "little bit of pop history" and said that the video - which began with shots of victims of Ebola - was "harrowing and not meant for an entertainment show" but was something the X Factor audience should see.
Other artists taking part included Emeli Sande, Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith, Chris Martin, Elbow, Seal, Jessie Ware, Fuse ODG, Sinead O'Connor, Angelique Kidjo, Olly Murs, Paloma Faith, Queen drummer Roger Taylor, Clean Bandit and Foals.
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