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Coronavirus Kent: Marsh family from Faversham go viral with lockdown adaptation of Les Misérables song One Day More

A Kent family have gone viral after sharing a lockdown-themed rendition of a Les Misérables song.

The Marsh household, who live in Faversham, took to singing about things people had been complaining about on Sunday amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Watch the Marsh family sing One Day More

Following their viral success, the family appeared on ITV's This Morning and an emotional Holly Willoughby was brought to tears after watching their video.

Dad Dr Ben Marsh, a history lecturer at the University of Kent in Canterbury, told KentOnline his family have been overwhelmed with the more than 400,000 views it has already received on Facebook.

"It has been a bit of a strange day," the 43-year-old said. "We obviously hit a nerve.

"We always get together and do singalongs anyway and the kids play instruments.

The Marsh family sing for viewers. Picture: Ben Marsh
The Marsh family sing for viewers. Picture: Ben Marsh

"We have never been able to do a song from Les Mis as the boys don't want to sing romantic parts.

"It pulled on all the experiences people had been complaining about - like not being able to work or play football - and it just seemed to fit really well with the song."

The song is an adaptation of One Day More.

Dr Marsh said his children - Alfie, 13; Thomas, 12; Ella, 10; and Tess, eight - have been in a few school productions but have otherwise had no musical theatre training.

He and wife Danielle Marsh, 42, also have no background in music.

"We have received some really lovely comments and we have been working to respond to the comments because we think it is really important - but it may get impossible," he added.

"There have been messages from people who are self-isolating, or even people with cancer on hospital wards, saying it has made them smile or cry.

"We really weren't expecting it and we are really touched by the way it has resonated with people.

"Hopefully it will give parents an idea of how to keep the kids occupied - besides from doing Joe Wicks or watching Netflix."

The family also posted a video last weekend of an adaptation of a song from Tangled, which also includes lyrics based on the virus crisis.

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