Chris Kamara reduces viewers to tears along with his look (Image: ITV/Shutterstock)
Chris Kamara moved audiences as he belted a ballad alongside Russell Watson and Aled Jones for ITV’s Britain Get Singing.
The previous soccer pundit took on the problem of returning to his standard Masked Singer costume for this one off charity present and singing You Elevate Me Up.
With lyrics corresponding to ‘I’m robust’ and ‘You increase me up… To greater than I will be’, the transferring observe alternative showcased Kammy’s return to well being.
He has been struggling for the previous few years because the 65-year-old shared he’d been identified with apraxia after concern over his slurred speech.
Kammy donned his Ghost costume after being unmasked within the first episode of 2023 and joined Site visitors Cone (Aled) and Cockroach (Russel) on stage for the present hosted by Roman Kemp.
Whereas the judges heaped reward on the beloved sports activities broadcaster, he mirrored on his journey since his analysis – which included a visit to Mexico to try to acquire again his speech.
Kammy immediately received over followers on the festive particular (Image: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)
He sang with Aled Jones as Site visitors Cone and Russell Watson as Cockroach (Image: ITV/Shutterstock)
‘Are you able to imagine it? Chris Kamara is singing with these two,’ Chris stated earlier than getting emotional and including: ‘My life was over two years in the past and now it’s again on observe’
Apraxia is a dysfunction of the mind and nervous system which prevents muscle tissue working as they need to, leading to slurred speech or different motion limitations.
Responding to Chris, Aled stated: ‘I’ll by no means consider that music in the identical was once more.’
The judges had been moved by the efficiency, with Aleisha Dixon near tears, and Adam Lambert praised: ‘Kammy, you’re displaying that it doesn’t matter what comes your approach you may persevere and you’ll have that bravery and discover it inside.’
Viewers had been equally enamoured with X flooded with folks merely saying ‘Kammy!’ with coronary heart emojis and that they had been ‘crying’ on the transferring second.
‘Shield Kammy in any respect prices 😫,’ tweeted fan Ash Cloke whereas Jon added: ‘Effectively achieved Kammie nonetheless obtained an incredible voice 👏.’
Viewer Jack Stuart stated he was ‘so inspiring’ for being courageous sufficient to get on stage and sing.
Since quitting his job on Sky Sport’s Soccer Saturday after 24 years in April 2022, the previous footballer has labored to boost consciousness of the situation.
The efficiency moved followers and the judges (Image: ITV/Shutterstock)
It got here after Chris revealed he suffered from suicidal ideas after the analysis, he shared that he might solely see himself ‘as a burden’ and felt like ‘a shell of the person I was that they’d be left to take care of’.
He then defined how he was left pondering that this household could be ‘higher off’ with out him.
Kammy’s look might have moved followers however he and the Masked Singer group didn’t win Britain Get Singing.
As an alternative the viewers voted for Coronation Road’s efficiency that includes Claire Sweeney, Vinta Morgan, Lisa George, Cherylee Houston and Mollie Gallagher.