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.
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.”