Alison Hammond teases bid for Christmas number one

Alison Hammond
Is Alison Hammond making a bid for Christmas Number One? (Getty Images)

Alison Hammond has teased she is considering releasing a charity single in a bid to be Christmas number one.

The This Morning presenter took part in The Masked Singer: I'm A Celebrity special performing a cover of Moving On Up by M People, in costume as a giant Witchetty Grub.

Hammond, 47, told Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby: "I like a karaoke, but I was really nervous actually. That’s as far as it goes!

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"But maybe, who knows, Christmas number one for next year? I think I’m gonna go for that… We’ll do it for some charity, and we’ll do a Christmas number one next year."

The TV presenter – who took part in the jungle reality show in 2010 – confessed she struggled to breathe in the costume, never mind sing.

Alison Hammond's Masked Singer costume was a mask within a mask. (Bandicoot/ITV)
Alison Hammond's Masked Singer costume was a mask within a mask. (Bandicoot/ITV)

She said: "I’m going to be honest with you, it was one of the most challenging things I’ve ever had to do. Mainly because if you look at the costume, there’s a head inside another glass head.

"The amount of oxygen I had inside – it was like zero, I was really struggling. I had to literally play it down.

"Those moves you saw me doing, that’s all I could do ’cause I just wasn’t physically capable to sing, be in those two heads and dance as well."

Viewers of The Masked Singer special – which aired before the launch of the new series of I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!thought opera singer Russell Watson was 'robbed' of the crown, after he was voted out second.

Alison Hammond
Alison Hammond admitted her laugh would have given her identity away. (PA)

Kangaroo won the show and turned out to be So Macho popstar Sinitta.

Hammond confesses she was most proud of keeping her identity a secret.

She said: "The main challenge for me was just – do not laugh. I knew if I laughed, straight away the crew would know.

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"I had to literally go into this meditation inside the suit and just breath through it if I found something funny."

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