Bungle from Rainbow auditioned for The Voice 2015

Actor and children's entertainer Paul Cullinan - who was the last performer to wear the brown bear suit of the children's favourite - is hoping that will.i.am, Rita Ora, Ricky Wilson and Tom Jones will be impressed with his singing voice

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Here’s hoping that the next series of The Voice – likely to arrive on BBC1 early next year – won’t be a bungle.

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But it may have a Bungle in it.

Yes, that’s right, Paul Cullinan, the last of several men to don the brown bear suit of Bungle from the much-loved children’s classic Rainbow auditioned on the new series of the talent contest, RadioTimes.com can reveal.

What the judging line-up of will.i.am, Rita Ora, Ricky Wilson and Tom Jones made of him is anyone’s guess. As Cullinan has remained as tight lipped as Zippy on the matter…

“I really can’t say anything” was his response to my call.

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I can tell you that he is still performing his “Mr Bungle” show following his work on Rainbow which ceased production more than 20 years ago. Here’s hoping he painted The Voice in glorious technicolour. Geoffrey would be proud…