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Martin Kemp talks The Masked Singer on Greatest Hits at Breakfast

Martin Kemp was unmasked with his wife Shirlie, on Saturday night’s episode of The Masked Singer.

The Spandau Ballet star and Greatest Hits Radio presenter spoke to Rossie on the station’s Breakfast Show this morning about his experience as one half of Cat and Mouse in the ITV show.

He revealed that he thought the judge’s feedback that the Mouse could sing, but the Cat was struggling, was fair.

“I’ve never thought of myself as a singer, but I love doing it because when you sing at the top of your lungs you get this incredible endorphin push,” he admitted.

Continuing, Martin explained: “That’s why people sing at football, sing in church, because you feel so great doing it, and that’s what I experienced.

“And I promise you guys, so many people out there say I never sing because I can’t, just do it, be it on your own or whatever, sort out what key you can sing in and sing along to your records because it makes you feel great!”

Taking part in the show had to be kept secret, even from his children Roman and Harley. Martin explained that you have to sign a non-disclosure agreement, which is legally binding, but he didn’t want to tell anyone anyway because it would spoil the surprise.

“That’s what it’s all about – if you’re going to do it, you’ve got to commit to these things and you’ve got to be willing to go with it and that was part of the fun, keeping it a surprise,” he said.

Shirlie revealed how she and Martin had kept Roman and Harley in the dark in a tweet on Saturday evening saying: “And to think, our kids thought we were on a romantic getaway.”

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like being in one of those costumes, Martin explained: “It was so hot in that costume I can’t tell you! You can only spend three minutes at the most in that mask because it is so hot.

“And they come along and they feed you and give you drinks up a straw, as if you’re in a space capsule and you’re going to the moon. It feels isolating and was quite difficult to sing in, but it was a lot of fun, really hard at points, but so much fun,” he added.

If you missed the unmasking, watch it below:

Listen to Martin’s chat with Rossie at

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