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Forget James Corden - SDLP MLA's Carpool Karaoke with Jungle Book is classic

By Claire Williamson

It's not just celebrities who are having a go at Carpool Karaoke - as a Stormont MLA livened up a long drive home from Stormont with an impromptu singalong.

SDLP MLA Daniel McCrossan filmed himself in the car singing along to the Disney classic from The Jungle Book.

The West Tyrone MLA sings word perfect to The Bare Necessities.

The video has been viewed more than 6,000 times after it was posted by the politician on Facebook.

He said: "Nothing like a 'Jungle Book Special' to lighten the mood on the long drive home last week.

"A classic tune."

And the video has been such a hit - that people are now making requests.

But Mr McCrossan has said despite the positive feedback - he isn't planning on leaving the day job.

He said: "It was on the way back from Stormont.

"Steven Edwards who works with me was in the passenger seat and he just threw his phone up and recorded it.

"It was funny - and prompted quite an interesting reaction.

"The feedback has been quite good but it was just a bit of fun on the way home."

He added: "The Jungle Book was always a childhood favourite."

And he'll be making the long journey again soon as the crisis talks at Stormont are set to resume after the Easter break.

He said it was rather apt what they were singing as there are "many bare necessities that need sorted out".

"I don't think that's happening at the moment."

He added: "It was a bit of a laugh and but everyone has been saying to me don't leave the day job."

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