Gary Barlow is reppin’ hard for the UK urban scene! (Words I never thought I would utter).

The official Children In Need single Teardrop will be released on 13 November. The song is performed by The Collective, a group of urban artists specially chosen by the Take That singer and X Factor judge, Gary Barlow.

Teardrop is produced by Labrinth and features Ed Sheeran, Rizzle Kicks, Dappy, Fazer, Tulisa Contostavlos, Ms Dynamite, Wretch 32, Tinchy Stryder, Mz Bratt, Dot Rotten and Chipmunk.

This is the first time urban music has been used in a Children In Need single. Could this be a sign that urban music is actually being embraced by the mainstream rather than as ‘just a phase those youngsters will grow out of”?

On another note, the listing for The Collective members has named Tulisa, Fazer and Dappy as individuals rather than as N-Dubz on the Children in Need website, is the split already on course?