Aled Jones has teased that his ‘Masked Singer’ costume might make an appearance on his upcoming UK tour.
The 51-year-old classic singer and presenter was unveiled as Traffic Cone in the latest episode of ITV’s wacky reality singing competition, and although he has refused to dress up on his upcoming shows, he won’t didn’t rule out bringing that on stage.
Aled exclusively told BANG Showbiz, “I mean, I’m not going to wear this costume, but the Traffic Cone might make an appearance, you never know. I’ll probably do the ‘Toy Story’ one and the ‘The Greatest Showman’ one but other than that you know the music is what I would normally do but it was great fun being involved in something so big ; the costumes are great, the sets great, and yes, that was a laugh for a minute.
The “Songs of Praise” presenter found the suit “really hot and heavy” but was able to adapt to his new singing conditions to belt out classics like Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.”
Aled said: “It’s really hot and muggy but you get used to it. The first song I did was Rick Astley’s, and during rehearsal I moved around like crazy and was covered in sweat and soaked and so out of breath.
He added: “I calmed him down a bit for the actual performance.”
Aled acknowledged how “difficult” it was, but he thought the other competitors had it much worse.
He said, “It’s quite difficult to be in it, but some of the other costumes were even more difficult, but for me it was just very, very, hot and also just a bit heavy.”
Aled revealed he needed “two people” to get him into the outfit and insisted he had “no idea” who the other contestants were.
He was just as surprised as viewers back home to see his pals Charlotte Church (Mushroom), Gloria Hunniford (Snow Leopard) and Will Young (Lionfish) among the unmasked famous faces.
Aled also had to keep his lips tight even though his friends guessed it was him near the end of the series.
The ‘Walking in the Air’ singer added, “It wasn’t a singing contest. It was just a bit of fun trying to disguise my voice, and luckily the judges didn’t guess who. I was, although most of the general public did.
“I think the first week nobody really knew, but the second week it felt a bit more like me, so all my friends were constantly texting me, but of course I had to keep a secret.”
Natalie Imbruglia was crowned the winner of this year’s ‘The Masked Singer’ after being unveiled as Panda.
Aled Jones’ UK tour kicks off February 23 in Nottingham. Tickets are available at ticketek.co.uk.