Star of viral nativity video says she's no longer embarrassed by clip

Grown-up star of viral nativity video, 29, says she’s no longer embarrassed by clip of her as a four-year-old angel SHOUTING Christmas carol which has been viewed FOUR MILLION times, and reveals she only sang so loudly because her mother told her to

  • Ellie Sergeant was filmed singing her heart out at her church nativity in the ’90s
  • Little Ellie, who was around four years old, shouts over her fellow performers
  • 엘리, 지금 29, said she is finally no longer embarrassed about the clip
  • She said the reason she had been so loud was because her mother had told her to give it some extra volume ‘so mummy can hear you at the back
  • The star of a viral nativity video says she is no longer embarrassed about the clip of her younger self screaming along to a Christmas carol and revealed she only sang so loud so her mother could hear her properly.

    Ellie Sergeant, from Stratford-upon-Avon, was filmed singing her heart out at her church nativity in the mid-1990s, and the clip resurfaces and goes viral almost every Christmas.

    Little Ellie, who was around four years old at the time and dressed as an angel, can be heard practically shouting the words to ‘The Virgin Mary had a Baby Boyover her fellow performers, who turn to look at her in amusement.

    More than two decades later Ellie, 지금 29, said she is finally no longer embarrassed about the clip of her younger self, which has raked in four million views across multiple social media platforms.

    She said the reason she had been so loud was because her mother had told her to give it some extra volume ‘so mummy can hear you at the back’.








    엘리, (맨 오른쪽, with her mother Emma, 센터, and sister Hannah, 왼쪽) in more recent times. She said the reason she had been so loud was because her mother had told her to give it some extra volume 'so mummy can hear you at the back'

    엘리, (맨 오른쪽, with her mother Emma, 센터, and sister Hannah, 왼쪽) in more recent times. She said the reason she had been so loud was because her mother had told her to give it some extra volume ‘so mummy can hear you at the back

    Ellie Sergeant, from Stratford-upon-Avon, was filmed singing her heart out at her church nativity in the mid-1990s, and the clip resurfaces and goes viral almost every Christmas

    Ellie Sergeant, from Stratford-upon-Avon, was filmed singing her heart out at her church nativity in the mid-1990s, and the clip resurfaces and goes viral almost every Christmas

    엘리, who is now a lawyer, told the BBC Today programme: ‘What goes through my mind has changed through the years, so when I was a bit younger I was quite embarrassed but now I think it’s a really great clip and it does make me laugh.

    More than two decades later Ellie, 지금 29, said she is finally no longer embarrassed about the clip of her younger self

    More than two decades later Ellie, 지금 29, said she is finally no longer embarrassed about the clip of her younger self

    ‘I’m not embarrassed anymore, I think I’ve heard it enough times now.

    When asked why she was singing like that, Ellie said: ‘It’s not my natural singing voice, it was because my mum was sat right at the back of the church and she asked me to sing up.

    ‘One of her pet peeves is when she can’t hear me singing and I was quite quiet, so she asked me to sing as loudly as I can.

    She had been filmed by the mother of sleeping baby Jesuswho passed the VHS set around and Ellie’s family had a copy made.

    The clip remains a Christmas classic and is consistently shared across several platforms most winters.

    Ellie said that she does not sing quite as much these days, but is an ‘avid karaoke fan so a lot of Stevie Wonder does get done very badly’.

    Little Joseph finds himself giggling as he tries to sing himself with the shouting chorus in the background

    Little Joseph finds himself giggling as he tries to sing himself with the shouting chorus in the background

    Ellie Sergeant was just four when she starred in her nativity play, a video which has been shared more than a million times on social media

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    Ellie Sergeant was just four when she starred in her nativity play, a video which has been shared more than a million times on social media

    The viral clip begins with a traditional nativity scene in a church, with the angels and shepherds gathered around Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus.

    Ellie’s singing draws the attention of Joseph, who looks around and suppresses his giggles as Ellie sings, and a few of the angels too.

    Even a wise man can’t help but peer round to see who is singing so loudly as his eyes stray from focusing on the congregation.