Chris Kamara shares sweet video of grandkid’s reaction to him being Ghost on Masked Singer

Chris Kamara has shared a sweet video of his grandchildren's reaction to him being unveiled as Ghost on ITV's The Masked Singer.

The former Sky Sports pundit, 64, shared the moment the little ones realised as he sat in his family kitchen with his grandson on his knee and his granddaughter on someone else's lap.

His grandchildren could be heard chanting "take it off, take it off" as Ghost stood on stage after their performance, before his grandson yelled: "It's my grandad," before everyone dissolved into fits of giggles.

After being unmasked on the show, Chris said: "My grandkids, we'll sit around together and they’ll have no idea. They love this show. They just sing ‘take it off’ and grandad’s going to turn around!"

He continued: "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."

The clues as to his identity included that he'd had two albums out, and has done duets with big stars, such as Robbie Williams and Danny Jones.

The judges of The Masked Singer, Davina McCall, Rita Ora, Jonathan Ross and Mo Gilligan, were visibly shocked as Chris was revealed as the singer, after they'd guessed that it was John Bishop or Iain Stirling.

Many fans of the show sitting at home, however, figured out that it was Chris and they took to Twitter to praise him for his performance on the show.

One wrote: "@chris_kammy is just awesome doing @MaskedSingerUK letting nothing stop him. hope you're grandchildren were thrilled to see you shame you weren't #Ghost for long #TheMaskedSingerUK".

A second tweeted: "@chris_kammy well I hope the grand kids enjoyed that, #Ghost #TheMaskedSingerUK well done Kammy".

The TV presenter and former footballer revealed earlier this year that he is suffering from the speech disorder apraxia, alongside an existing thyroid issue.

Speaking about his apraxia, he said: “We take for granted when we speak, it’s natural, but the message from (my) brain somehow gets confused and the words come out wrong, or they come out slow, or they don’t come out at all.

“My voice was my life so that was hard…to accept. That’s why I kept it quiet, I thought there’s no way I can tell anybody."

The condition caused Chris to make the difficult decision to leave Sky Sports jobs after 24 years, as apraxia caused him to slur his words, which was picked up on by some fans.

Despite him making the decision to stop doing live television, Chris has made his comeback to TV, co-hosting The Games and Ninja Warrior UK, alongside Rochelle Humes and Ben Shephard.

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


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