Rik Mayall could top the charts less than a week after his death after an online campaign by fans sent sales of his failed football song, Noble England, rocketing.

The track, which he recorded for the 2010 World Cup when it failed to chart, jumped 27 places overnight according to data from the Official Charts Company.

It is now just outside the top 10 at number 11.

The star, who died aged 56 at his London home on Monday, shot to fame playing poetry-writing anarchist Rick in The Young Ones.