The new charity single in aid of the Ebola crisis has been broadcast on the X Factor for the first time tonight.

One Direction are singing on the charity record

One Direction are singing on the charity record

One Direction, Rita Ora, Bono, Olly Murs and Ed Sheeran are the among the stars singing the revamped “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” and all proceeds will be channeled towards agencies in Africa that are attempted to deal with the Ebola outbreak.

As 30 years ago, Bob Geldof, is heading up the organisation. ┬áHe explained that he felt “like the headmaster” when telling the choir of superstars who to tackle the chorus of the anthemic charity song:

“I explained the situation in West Africa, I explained what the UN were saying, explained what we could do, and just geed them up.”

On the X Factor, Geldof prefaced the new single with shots of Ebola victims, admitting they were: “harrowing and not meant for an entertainment show” but that in his opinion, people should see.