The viral fame of Bournville Catering Equipment MD John McEvoy is spreading following his TikTok England football chant now reaching more than 3m views.
The distributor chief was invited onto ITV’s daytime flagship programme This Morning (watch above) to discuss the video after researchers working for the programme spotted it on Catering Insight.
Presenters Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond showed the original clip and asked McEvoy what prompted him to create the chant. He detailed: “I came up with a similar chant back in 2016 for the Euros and really this is just an updated version.”
O’Leary then quizzed McEvoy about how long it took to come up with the lyrics, with the Bournville MD responding: “It took all of about 3 minutes!”
When Hammond asked him if he is going to update the chant for every Euros tournament going forward, he said: “Absolutely, this has got to continue on to the end now.”
McEvoy then went on to sing the chant live. You can see the full interview above.
On the original TikTok video, posted by his daughter Sophie, Bournville’s office manager, McEvoy sings the following to the tune of ‘She’ll be coming round the mountain’:
“We’ve got Jacky Jacky Grealish, we’ve got Kane.
“We’ve got Jude, Rice and Foden, we will reign.
“We’ve got Stones and Harry Maguire, the England are on fire.
“Mounty scores for England once again!”
The original video is below. And don’t forget to sing along at home during England’s Euro 2020 group matches tonight (Friday 18 June) and Tuesday 22 June.