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McFly star pens 2012 mascots' song

Published 17/11/2011 | 14:37

Tom Fletcher has written a song for the Olympic mascots
Tom Fletcher has written a song for the Olympic mascots

McFly frontman Tom Fletcher has penned the official song for the London 2012 mascots Wenlock and Mandeville.

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The 26-year-old chart star hopes that On A Rainbow, which tells the story of the mascots' journey to the London 2012 Games, will be catchy for children.

"This is an amazing opportunity and it's something I'm very proud to be involved in," he said.

"I wanted it to be fun for kids and a song that kids could remember and sing along to."

Tom wrote and recorded the song which also features his sister Carrie and pupils from West Leigh Junior School Choir in Southend-on-Sea.

The track is based on a series of animated short films which show the creation of Wenlock and Mandeville from the last two drops of steel from the Olympic Stadium.

The films then follow their sporting adventures across the UK to encourage youngsters to take up sport.

Gymnast Louis Smith, weightlifter Zoe Smith, cyclist Victoria Pendleton, wheelchair racer Shelly Woods and rower Tom Aggar have been turned into animations for the third instalment of the cartoon adventure - Wenlock and Mandeville's Rainbow Rescue.

It is being premiered today and features the new song.

Rainbow Rescue was written by author Michael Morpurgo and has narration by Stephen Fry.

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