WATCH: Washington singer Geordie J wants to show Britain he’s got talent

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A former professional wrestler is hoping to sing the Britain’s Got Talent judges into submission.

Geordie J – whose real name is George Jackson – is travelling from his Washington home to Glasgow later this month to audition for the hit ITV show.

Former wrestler George Jackson better known as Geordie J is audtioning for Britain's Got Talent in Glasgow later this month.

Former wrestler George Jackson better known as Geordie J is audtioning for Britain's Got Talent in Glasgow later this month.

The 67-year-old, who enjoyed a 30-year career as his wrestling alter-ego The Outlaw, won’t be stepping into the ring this time.

The dad-of-four, from Albany, is hoping to impress the judges with his rendition of Slim Whitman’s Down in the Valley.

He said: “I’ve been singing pretty much my whole life. I used to sing in my local fish and chip shop every Saturday night when I was young.

“I was in there one night singing to myself and the woman who owned the shop told me to sing up.

I’m a very versatile singer. I can sing anything, like Elvis or Roy Orbison. I’ve won singing competitions before and I definitely think I’ve got what it takes to win Britain’s Got Talent.

Geordie J

“I started singing Cliff Richard songs for her and after that it became a regular thing.”

The former army sergeant added: “It had been about 20 years since I’d sang in front of people, but I got up on the karaoke in the New Tavern, in Washington, last week.

“The guy didn’t have my backing track so I just sang it on my own and everyone applauded and said I’ve got a great voice for a 67-year-old.

“It felt brilliant to get up there and sing in front of people.

“I’ve watched Britain’s Got Talent for a lot of years and think I’m as good as the people who get put through.

“I’m a very versatile singer. I can sing anything, like Elvis or Roy Orbison.

“I’ve won singing competitions before and I definitely think I’ve got what it takes to win Britain’s Got Talent.”