Chris Kamara unveiled as Ghost on Masked Singer

Chris Kamara unveiled as Ghost on Masked Singer credit:Bang Showbiz
Chris Kamara unveiled as Ghost on Masked Singer credit:Bang Showbiz

Chris Kamara has been eliminated from 'The Masked Singer'.

The 65-year-old football pundit - who was recently awarded an MBE - was kicked off the show after he was revealed to be Ghost and revealed he took part because his grandchildren are huge fans.

He said: "It’s a fan favourite in our house. My grandkids love the characters and we love to play along. I can't say I’m particularly good with my guesses though.

"I did it for the grandkids. I want to see the surprise on their faces when they see me unmasked on the show. Not even my wife knows so it’s going to be a surprise for the whole family. I’m not the best at keeping secrets so I’m not sure what will shock them most, taking part in the show or keeping it a secret."

While Chris loved taking part in the show, he admitted he found the costume "restrictive".

He said: "The view was really restrictive which takes a lot of getting used to. I really enjoyed it though it was really fun. I love singing so enjoy any chance I get to sing.

"It was hard to sing in though. I never realised how hard that would be. It’s very claustrophobic.

"I did have nerves but there is something liberating performing when no one knows who you are."

On the first show, Chris competed against Knitting, Jellyfish, Otter, Cat Mouse and Phoenix.

Next week, the remaining characters - Fawn, Jacket Potato, Piece of Cake, Pigeon, Rhino and Rubbish - will take to the stage.

'The Masked Singer', Saturdays at 7pm on ITV1 ITVX