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3 September 2012, 09:18
Gareth Malone, choirmaster of The Military Wives and TV star, raps a song by The Shamen on The Jonathan Ross Show.
He's more accustomed to marshalling choral misfits and encouraging them to sing in harmony, but on Friday night's Jonathan Ross Show, choirmaster Gareth Malone displayed a more urban side by performing a short rap.
The rap itself was a leisurely take on a song by 90s dance act The Shamen, and came after much goading from host Jonathan Ross and fellow guest Ben Drew (AKA musician Plan B). As soon as he finished the short rap, Malone commented: "My wife is going to kill me for that."
Similarly, Ross declared the performance "a lot more middle-class than the original." Malone also sang a few lines from Wham's 'Wake Me Up (Before You Go Go)'. He was appearing on the show to promote his new book, which will be available from September 13th.
Malone described the book as an account of "my own mistakes, and finding my way." He is also currently working on a US version of his popular choir-based television programmes.