“She listened to about 30, 40 seconds of me singing and she went, oh my God, it’s horrendous, you’ve got to get out of this show!’” he said. “I said yeah, I know, I hear what you’re saying, it’s not the best, but I’ve signed a contract now, we’re going with it!
“I just thought it might be fun, doing a bit of singing. I hadn’t done anything like that before. I tried my best, that’s all I wanted to try and prove to my kids.
“[My children] have to do things like Show and Tell and they get up in front of class and do what they’ve got to do. I’d never been able to have done that as a kid, I was too shy to do that.
“So for me to get up and there and do something like this shows them that you can get up there, show them your best shot and see where it takes them.”
The Masked Singer continues Saturdays at 7pm on ITV