‘Not a performing seal!’ Alexander Armstrong hits back at Richard Madeley pushing on GMB

GMB: Alexander Armstrong refuses to sing

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Alexander Armstrong joined Richard Madeley and Susanna Reid on Tuesday morning for another episode of Good Morning Britain. Alexander joined the presenters to discuss his new challenge of performing 24 concerts in 24 hours for Global’s Make Some Noise charity. Whilst discussing how he was feeling, Alexander was made to feel like a “performing seal” when being asked to sing.

Introducing Alexander to the show, Richard said: “As well as being the chart-topping presenter of Pointless and descendent of William the Conqueror and one half of the BAFTA-winning comedy duo Armstrong and Miller,

“Now, Alexander is taking on a brand-new challenge,” he said, with Susanna continuing: “The TV presenter and classical singer will be performing 24 concerts in 24 hours Global’s Make Some Noise.

“Which supports 100 small charities which help disadvantaged people across the country, and Alexander joins us now.”

As the presenters were introducing Alexander to the show, classical music was being played in the background, to which Susanna said: “You have a beautiful singing voice.

“But that wasn’t it, I think even I know that isn’t baritone, can you give us a little verse?” she asked.

Alexander exclaimed: “Do you really want to? Not now, I don’t really want to, I think it would be excruciating.”

Both Richard and Susanna egged Alexander on, replying: “Oh go on,” but he declined again and shouted: “No!”

“Can you think of anything worse? I mean, I’m no – I sing with the way I talk, it’s exactly the same,” he said, but Richard prodded more and said: “Sing Solo Mio, go on.”

Slamming his hands down onto the desk, Alexander shouted: “I’m not, I’m not here to do the thing.”

Richard quickly joked: “You’re not a performing seal.”

“But this is what you’ve got to do for 24 hours, though, isn’t it?” Susanna reminded him.

Agreeing, Alexander explained: “Yes, it’s 24 concerts in 24 hours I signed up to, and I thought this was a great idea when it was suggested to me in the summer.

“It’s now about a week away, and I’m slightly less sure,” he teased as a video played of his classical singing.

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Surprising Richard, he said: “Wow, I said you were classically trained, and my word does it show, when did you learn to sing like that?”

“Well, I was a chorister,” Alexander began: “In St Mary’s Cathedral, and then I was a choir scholar in Cambridge, so I sort of did the full course as it were.”

“And why baritone?” Richard asked, with Alexander explaining: “So you’re a base, you’re first base, so it’s a slightly higher end of base.

“You’re not the big manly base you’re the slightly weedy one above that, but you know it will do.”

Susanna stepped in and asked: “Are you singing for 24 hours, or are you going to sing for a couple of seconds?”

Confirming what will be happening at the concerts, Alexander explained: “No, no, I’m doing a full performance in, I mean, it’s not going to be an hour-long, but I’m doing a full piece.”

Susanna asked another question: “At 24 different locations?” to which Alexander replied: “24 different locations.

“Some of which I know about [and] some things I haven’t been told, I know I’m going to St Paul’s Cathedral, which is exciting.”

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV. 
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